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Basquiat Bearbrick – Medicom Toy - Set of 2 (400% - 100%) – Version #8

Medicom Toy


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.''

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 11.05″ inches
  • Weight: 2.65 lbs
  • Produced and Manufactured: Medicom Toy Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • BE@RBRICK & 2001-2022
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by ARTESTAR, New York
  • Basquiat


    <p>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.</p> </p> </p> <p>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.</p> </p> </p> <p>Photo Credits: Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1982 - Andy Warhol © The Andy Warhol Foundation</p>


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