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Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD - Vinyl Collectible Doll - Monochrome Ver.

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Medicom Toy
$160
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Multi
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About Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD - Vinyl Collectible Doll - Monochrome Ver.
Part of the Japanese collectible toy manufacturer Medicom Toy’s Vinyl Collectible Dolls Collection; this Jean-Michel Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD is now available in an exclusive monochrome version featuring paint spatters on his jeans and Basquiat's signature hairstyle. Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip-hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world. Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.” In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time. More details Jean-Michel Basquiat Medicom Toy VCD - Vinyl Collectible Dolls - Monochrome Ver:
  • Dimensions: 9.44″H
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (est)
  • Release Date: 2018
  • Monochrome Version
  • Vinyl Collectible Dolls collection, Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York
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    Basquiat
    Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New York City born and raised artist, musician, and producer. As part of the street art group named SAMO, Basquiat took advantage of a larger exposure of his art. Their art was known for their enigmatic epigrams displayed throughout the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Basquiat art style focused on themes such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation. His unique combination of text and image contributed to his fame. His pieces, such as Irony of Negro Policeman, were strongly political and direct in their address of power structure and systems of racism. Basquiat’s young life ended tragically at the age of 27. However, hundreds of artists still honor his risky and subversive artistic insight. His countercultural focus helped usher in the idea that street art was, in fact, real art. Moreover, his social commentary has had a lasting and powerful effect.

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