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Medicom Toy Be@rBrick | Basquiat #9 | 1000% | MBBBASQ91000

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Jean-Michel Basquiat #9 1000% Be@rbrick 

Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist who emerged in the 1980s as a prominent figure in the New York City art scene. He was born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York, and passed away on August 12, 1988, at the age of 27.

Basquiat initially gained recognition as a street artist, creating graffiti under the pseudonym "SAMO" in the late 1970s. His distinctive style combined elements of street art, graffiti, and a mix of cultural references, including African, Caribbean, and Western influences. His artworks often incorporated text, symbols, and expressive, bold brushstrokes.

In the 1980s, Basquiat transitioned from street art to the gallery scene, where he quickly gained acclaim for his powerful and thought-provoking paintings. He addressed themes of racism, class struggle, and social commentary through his artwork, exploring identity, history, and the human condition.

Basquiat's rise to prominence was meteoric, and he became one of the most influential artists of his time. His artistic achievements challenged traditional notions of art, and he became one of the most prominent figures of the Neo-expressionism movement. His paintings were exhibited in major galleries and museums worldwide. Tragically, he struggled with drug addiction, which ultimately contributed to his untimely death in 1988.

Today, Jean-Michel Basquiat's artworks continue to be celebrated and admired for their raw energy, social commentary, and innovative approach. His legacy has had a profound impact on contemporary art, inspiring subsequent generations of artists. His paintings have also achieved record-breaking prices at auctions, solidifying his status as a highly sought-after and influential artist.

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  • MBBBASQ91000
  • 1000% is approx 70cms tall.
  • 9th iteration of the Basquiat series 
  • 1000% BE@RBRICK by Medicom Toy
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