Basquiat Bearbrick – Medicom Toy - Set of 2 (400% - 100%) – Version #8
This Medicom Toy Bearbrick is version #8 of Basquiat's collectible Bearbricks using Jean-Michel Basquiat's emblematic crown. Initially, Basquiat's first painting featuring a crown was on Red Kings (1981). The artist's work is influenced 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. Beyond many interpretations on why Basquiat utilized this crown as his trademark and signature, the most famous interpretation was the crown expressed power and respect. ” As the artist used to say, '' It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.''