Don't miss out on this Limited Edition Sketch.inc for Lucie Kaas Jean-Michel Basquiat Wooden Figure from CIRCA75.
In his short 27 years, Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most influential artists of his time. Juxtaposing historical commentary, images, and text - his works had not only a visual, but poetic feel. Basquiat emerged from the 1980s neo-expressionist movement. Decades on, the themes explored through his artistry - inequality, racism and injustice - still find relevance today.
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Design collective Lucie Kaas has a penchant for understated design that draws its influence from multiple sources, and has partnered with character design specialists Sketch Inc to create this collection of Kokeshi dolls.
Based on a traditional style of Japanese doll, the collection depicts a number of pop culture icons and symbols including this doll depicting Jean-Michel Basquiat, an icon of the Fashion world.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture. By the 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. At 21, Basquiat became the youngest artist to ever exhibit at Documenta in Kassel. At 22, he was the youngest to exhibit at the Whitney Biennial in New York. The Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective of his art in 1992.
Basquiat's art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a tool for introspection and for identifying with his experiences in the black community of his time, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. Basquiat's visual poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle.
Since his death at the age of 27, the prices of his work have steadily increased in value. At a Sotheby's auction in May 2017, a 1982 painting by Basquiat depicting a black skull with red and black rivulets (Untitled) sold for $110.5 million, becoming one of the most expensive paintings ever purchased at auction. It also set a new record high for any American artist at auction.
SIZE H 15 cm
MATERIAL Superba wood
DESIGNER: Becky Kemp
COLLECTION: Sketch.inc for Lucie Kaas