About TeNeues Basquiat Jelly Flipnote – Pez Dispenser (1984)
This Basquiat Jelly Flipnote is the perfect blend of style and convenience. Crafted from flexible soft vinyl, this wire-bound journal offers a splash of excitement with their colorfully-electric edges. Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the best-known artists of his generation and is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams, and more; his surfaces are dense with writing, collage, and imagery. This TeNeues Jean-Michel Basquiat Jelly Flipnote features his work “Pez Dispenser” (1984) displaying Basquiat’s iconic dinosaur drawing wearing a crown, rendered in his immediately recognizable graffiti art style. Basquiat’s dinosaur wearing a crown also refers to the US candy dispensers, Pez thus arguing for a commentary on the American consumerist society and popular culture, much in relation with artists such as Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. Like Andy Warhol and other Pop Artists, Basquiat eloquently critiqued the elitist pedestal of art through his popular culture references and immediately recognizable imagery. Like Haring, Basquiat also used recognizable symbols and archetypal figures used in other works such as the crown on top of the dinosaur, which is often found on figures he revered or respected. More details on TeNeues Basquiat Jelly Flipnote – Pez Dispenser (1984):
- Dimensions: 3.46″ x 5.47″ x 0.31″ inches
- Weight: 0.6 lbs (est)
- Materials: Soft vinyl flexible cover and 96-page notepad.
- Artwork: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pez Dispenser, 1984.
- Publisher: TeNeues Publishing Company.
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar.