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Kokeshi Doll - Jean-Michel Basquiat

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About Kokeshi Doll - Jean-Michel Basquiat - Lucie Kaas

This Kokeshi doll features the iconic street artist: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Kokeshi dolls are traditional Japanese figures characterized by a large head and a simple body. This wooden Basquiat Kokeshi Doll captures his iconic image to perfection. He comes from a collection of iconic hand painted wooden Kokeshi characters. Sculptors shape the dolls from luxurious wood, and then Lucie Kass artists paint each doll design individually.

Technical Specifications

  • Material: schima superba wood
  • Dimensions: 5.7"" H
  • Made in Denmark by Lucie Kaas
  • © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

IMPORTANT: The kokeshi dolls are hand-painted. Slight imperfections may be present which are typical of handmade work. These are not defects but features that make every doll unique



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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