About Basquiat Bearbrick 1000% – Medicom Toy – Version #5
This Basquiat Bearbrick 1000% is a limited edition from the Japanese collectible toy manufacturer Medicom Toy.
This is the fifth time that the toy manufacturer and Jean-Michel Basquiat estate collaborate to give yet again another unique and vibrant Bearbrick marked with Basquiat’s iconic style. This BE@RBRICK of Jean Michel Basquiat’s painting “Cabra” inspired by Muhammad Ali printed in pattern design. Basquiat was a famous American graffiti street artist and a force in the neo-expressionism movement. His signature is also printed on the back. This painting was once owned by Yoko Ono and sold from her collection for over $11 million. More details about Basquiat Bearbrick 1000% – Medicom Toy – Version #5:
- Dimensions: ver. 1000% – 27.5″H inches
- Weight: 11.75 lbs
- BE@RBRICK & © 2001-2020
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by ARTESTAR, New York
- Produced and Manufactured: MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
About Jean-Michel Basquiat
Synonymous with New York in the 1980s, the artist first appeared in the late 1970s under the tag SAMO, spraying caustic comments and fragmented poems on the walls of the city. He appeared as part of a thriving underground scene of visual arts and graffiti, hip-hop, post-punk, and DIY filmmaking, which met in a booming art world. As a painter with a strong personal voice, Basquiat soon broke into the established milieu, exhibiting in galleries around the world. Basquiat’s expressive style was based on raw figures and integrated words and phrases. His work is inspired by a pantheon of luminaries from jazz, boxing, and basketball, with references to arcane history and the politics of street life—so when asked about his subject matter, Basquiat answered “royalty, heroism and the streets.” In 1983 he started collaborating with the most famous of art stars, Andy Warhol, and in 1985 was on the cover of The New York Times Magazine. When Basquiat died at the age of 27, he had become one of the most successful artists of his time.