About Jean-Michel Basquiat Porcelain Tray – Return of the Central Figure (1983)
The “Return of the central figure” (1983) is featured on this Basquiat Porcelain Tray made of Limoges porcelain from by the Limoges-based company Ligne Blanche. The original painting, The Return of the Central Figure, 1983, is made of silkscreen ink on canvas. The artwork measures 57.625″ x 75.625″ inches, making it one of the largest silkscreen works produced by the artist throughout his career as well as the only ones executed on canvas. It was made in the early years of his short career and exemplify the outset of his fascination with iconography and usage of signs and symbols. This union of both text and imagery became a constant theme in Basquiat’s work, and was considered a unique and groundbreaking form of expression for the time. Within this work, he explores such subjects as religion, geography, alchemy, anatomy, cartography, and language. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 -1988) was certainly one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in the art world. After starting in the underground scene of New York graffiti artist, musician, and actor, at nineteen he began to devote himself to painting. He built his legend with pieces of art that were direct critiques of consumer society and social injustice. More details on Jean-Michel Basquiat Porcelain Tray – Return of The Central Figure (1983):
- Dimensions: 7.87″ x 6.30″ x 1″ inches
- Weight: 2 lbs (est)
- Material: Fine Porcelain
- Color: White, Black (details)
- Artwork: Basquiat, Jean-Michel, Return of The Central Figure (1983).
- Ligne Blanche | Porcelaine de Limoges, Fabriqueé en France.
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar.