Jean-Michel Basquiat, ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick 400% (Basquiat Be@rbrick)’, 2020, Sculpture, Vinyl figure, Lot 180
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick 400% (Basquiat [email protected]), 2020

Vinyl figure
11 × 5 in
27.9 × 12.7 cm
.
$425
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Shipping: $10 domestic, $110 rest of world
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Lot 180

Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick Vinyl Figures: Set of two (400% & 100%).
A unique, timeless …

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Condition
New in original box
Signature
Estate stamp on underside of foot; printed signature verso.
Frame
Not included
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Manufacturer
Medicom
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
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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.

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Lot 180

Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick Vinyl Figures: Set of two (400% & 100%).
A unique, timeless collectible trademarked & licensed by the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The partnered collectible reveals the late iconic artist’s signature 1980s artwork wrapping the figure in its entirety. Housed in a unique Basquiat …

Medium
Condition
New in original box
Signature
Estate stamp on underside of foot; printed signature verso.
Frame
Not included
Series
Manufacturer
Medicom
Jean-Michel Basquiat
American, 1960–1988
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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.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Bearbrick 400% (Basquiat [email protected]), 2020

Vinyl figure
11 × 5 in
27.9 × 12.7 cm
.
$425
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $10 domestic, $110 rest of world
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