About Jean-Michel Basquiat - Ligne Blanche Plate - Large - Pez Dispenser (1984)
Basquiat fused drawing and painting with history and poetry to produce an artistic language and content that was entirely his own. Combining the mediums of graffiti (Magic Marker, spray enamel) with those of fine art (oil and acrylic paint, collage, and oil stick), his best paintings maintain a powerful tension between opposing forces—expression and knowledge, control and spontaneity—while providing acerbic commentary on the harsher realities of race, culture, and society. This plate features Basquiat’s iconic dinosaur drawing wearing a crown, rendered in his immediately recognizable graffiti art style. Basquiat’s dinosaur wearing a crown also refers to the US candy dispensers, Pez thus arguing for a commentary on the American consumerist society and popular culture.
This Limoges porcelain plate, made in France by Ligne Blanche will certainly serve as a statement-worth addition to your tableware collection featuring one of Jean-Michel Basquiat's iconic works. More details on Jean-Michel Basquiat - Ligne Blanche Plate - Large - Return of the Central Figure (1983):
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New York City born and raised artist, musician, and producer. As part of the street art group named SAMO, Basquiat took advantage of a larger exposure of his art. Their art was known for their enigmatic epigrams displayed throughout the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Basquiat art style focused on themes such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation. His unique combination of text and image contributed to his fame. His pieces, such as Irony of Negro Policeman, were strongly political and direct in their address of power structure and systems of racism.
Basquiat’s young life ended tragically at the age of 27. However, hundreds of artists still honor his risky and subversive artistic insight. His countercultural focus helped usher in the idea that street art was, in fact, real art. Moreover, his social commentary has had a lasting and powerful effect.