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Medicom Toy’s collaboration with the Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate again to produce this Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick Ver. 2 Set of 2 including the size versions 400% and 100% featuring the iconic intuitive patterns of one of the most influential 20th-century American Graffiti Artists of the New York School. Like Andy Warhol and other Pop Artists, Basquiat eloquently critiqued the elitist pedestal of art through his popular culture references and immediately recognizable imagery. Basquiat also presented challenges to the institution of Art, along with the graffiti artist Keith Haring, who both served as intermediary artists attempting to bridge the academically-trained artistic production with that of the intuitive and non-traditional graffiti art. Born a naturally gifted child for the arts, Jean-Michel Basquiat impressed those around him with his early attempts at creation and found that his art was encouraged universally. Basquiat and his friend, Al Diaz, made names for themselves spray painting graffiti on buildings in Lower Manhattan, under the group-tag of SAMO (Same Old Shit) in 1976. Aside from challenging the institution of art, Basquiat is also known for raising awareness of socio-cultural and racial issues during his time. Such is the case for example of Basquiat’s work the Irony of Negro Policeman, created in 1981, where he attempts to express the control and subconscious influence cast upon the minds of African-Americans. Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works eloquently expressed his ideas of African-Americans being brainwashed through institutionalized, corrupt forms of power in America even years after Jim Crow had ended. More details on Medicom Toy – Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick Ver. 2 Set of 2 – 400% and 100%: