About Basquiat T-Shirt – Reason – White Pez
This Jean-Michel Basquiat Reason T-shirt is a licensed piece by Artestar New York. 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. Basquiat also presented challenges to the institution of Art, along with the graffiti artist Keith Haring, who both served as intermediary artists attempting to bridge the academically-trained artistic production with that of the intuitive and non-traditional graffiti art. 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 Basquiat T-Shirt – Reason – White Pez:
- US Sizing
- Crew neck
- Basquiat Graphic print
- short sleeve
- Square bottom hem
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar.