Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean Michel Basquiat", 2005, Action Figure, Medicom Toy Co. Japan, RARE’, 2005, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean Michel Basquiat", 2005, Action Figure, Medicom Toy Co. Japan, RARE’, 2005, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean Michel Basquiat", 2005, Action Figure, Medicom Toy Co. Japan, RARE’, 2005, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean Michel Basquiat", 2005, Action Figure, Medicom Toy Co. Japan, RARE’, 2005, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘"Jean Michel Basquiat", 2005, Action Figure, Medicom Toy Co. Japan, RARE’, 2005, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"Jean Michel Basquiat", 2005, action figure, Medicom Toy Co. under the "Real Life Heroes" Series. With the permission of the Basquiat estate (mentioned on the box).
With shirt sweater and coat can be undressed, bendable arms, legs head and hands, with original box. This is a early Medicom example RARE.
Condition:
Doll- MINT
Box- Near MINT, slight signs of wear (see pics).

Signature: Not Signed

Manufacturer: Medicom Toy Co. Japan

Private Collection, Japan

About Jean-Michel Basquiat

A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive symbols and diagrams, and mask-and-skull imagery by the time he was 20. “I don’t think about art while I work,” he once said. “I think about life.” Basquiat drew his subjects from his own Caribbean heritage—his father was Haitian and his mother of Puerto Rican descent—and a convergence of African-American, African, and Aztec cultural histories with Classical themes and contemporary heroes like athletes and musicians. Often associated with Neo-expressionism, Basquiat received massive acclaim in only a few short years, showing alongside artists like Julian Schnabel, David Salle, and Francesco Clemente. In 1983, he met Andy Warhol, who would come to be a mentor and idol. The two collaborated on a series of paintings before Warhol’s death in 1987, followed by Basquiat’s own untimely passing a year later.

American, 1960-1988, New York, New York, based in New York, New York