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Medicom Toy - VCD Jean-Michel Basquiat Sunglasses Ver.

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About Medicom Toy - VCD Jean-Michel Basquiat Sunglasses Ver.

Part of the Vinyl Collectible Doll collection from the Japanese collectible toy company Medicom Toy collaborates again with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat to produce this VCD Jean-Michel Basquiat Sunglasses Ver. This second version of the Jean-Michel Basquiat Medicom Toy Vinyl Collectible Doll now comes with sunglasses. 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. More details on Medicom Toy - VCD Jean-Michel Basquiat Sunglasses Ver:

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 9.44"H inches (est)
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (est)
  • Material: Vinyl.
  • Release Date: October 2018.
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York
  • Medicom Toy Corporation / Vinyl Collectible Dolls.
  • Basquiat


    Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.
    The conjunction of various media is an integral element of Basquiat's art. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes of all kinds: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams and more, and featured multi-panel paintings and individual canvases with exposed stretcher bars, the surface dense with writing, collage and imagery.
    Photo Credits: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982 - Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation


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