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Jean-Michel Basquiat Decorative Porcelain Plate - Untitled (1982)



About Basquiat Decorative Porcelain Plate - Untitled (1982)

This beautiful and elegant Limoges porcelain Basquiat decorative porcelain plate displays one of his Untitled works produced in 1982, rendered in his graffiti signature artistic style. 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.  Just two years later, in December of 1978, The Village Voice published an article about their collaborative graffiti (which, after the fame of being recognized, caused the two to split in 1979, ending with the words, “SAMO IS DEAD” inscribed on many buildings). Another masterpiece, Irony of Negro Policeman, created in 1981, is Jean-Michel Basquiat’s attempt to show how white culture controls and influences the minds of African-Americans. With the intention to show how, essentially, brainwashed African-Americans have become with the institutionalized, corrupt forms of power in America even years after Jim Crow had ended, Basquiat’s commentary gave the piece a reverberating force of will that truly withered the concept of the ‘black policeman’ – that is to say, an African-American being a tool of the white establishment. More details on Jean-Michel Basquiat Decorative Porcelain Plate - Untitled (1982):

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8.27″ x 8.27″ x 0.5″ lbs
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs (est)
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Ligne Blanche | Porcelaine de Limoges, Fabriqueé en France.
  • Licensed by Artestar
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • 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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