About Basquiat Wine of Babylon Dunny – Kidrobot x Jean-Michel Basquiat
The world-renowned premier creator and dealer of limited edition art toys, Kidrobot collaborates with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat licensed by Artestar, a global licensing agency which represents high-profile artists, photographers, and designers. Kidrobot and the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat join forces to bring this exclusive Jean-Michel Basquiat Wine of Babylon Dunny, a limited edition of only 500 pieces worldwide. The painting “Wine of Babylon” made its debut in 1984 in Basquiat’s exhibition. This painting includes several prominent “Alice in Wonderland” characters such as the Caterpillar, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, and the Mad Hatter, prompting a large discussion around the painting’s intent and meaning. The most notable aspect of the painting is the Mad Hatter being depicted by a black man, which many believed was a statement made by the artist on the white dominance in Pop culture in America. Basquiat’s unique artistic style is characterized for his eloquence in critiquing eloquently society and the elitist pedestal of art through his popular culture references and immediately recognizable iconography, such as his famous crown symbol. Placed on top of various subjects, throughout his oeuvre, Basquiat’s crown is meant to represent a symbol of royalty, of hierarchy and a recognizable emblem of young, self-taught artist who fiercely removes art from the austere and elitist environments of art galleries and museums to the walls of streets in New York City, for everyone to appreciate. Bring the iconic art of Jean-Michel Basquiat to decorate your favorite room in your home, with this one of a kind Jean-Michel Basquiat Masterpiece 8″ Legacy Dunny. More Details on Jean-Michel Basquiat Masterpiece 8″ Legacy Dunny – Kidrobot x Jean Michel Basquiat:
- Dimensions (Figurine): 8″H x 6″L x 4″W inches
- Dimensions (Box): 9″H x 7.5″L x 6″W inches
- Color: Multicolored
- Materials: Vinyl
- Additional Features: Figurine comes in a collector display box
- Ages: 15 +
- Limited Edition of 500
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York
- Dunny © 2019 Kidrobot, LLC.
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.