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Jean-Michel Basquiat Porcelain Plate - Pez Dispenser (1984)



About Basquiat Porcelain Plate - Pez Dispenser (1984)

This elegant Ligne Blanche Basquiat Porcelain Plate features the iconic New York school artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's notorious drawing Pez Dispenser (1984). This Limoges fine porcelain plate featuring 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, much in relation with artists such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. 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. Like Haring, Basquiat also used recognizable symbols and archetypal figures used in other works such as the crown on top of the dinosaur, which is often found on figures he revered or respected. More details on Basquiat Porcelain Plate - Pez Dispenser (1984):

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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