About Herschel Elmer Beanie Basquiat – Ash Rose – Crown
This Herschel Elmer Beanie Basquiat in Ash Rose is part of an exclusive collaboration with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat and it features his iconic work crown symbol. 1980s art icon and native New Yorker Jean-Michel Basquiat was hailed for works that draw on a multivalent range of sources, from Greek, Roman, and African art to jazz, pop culture and his artistic contemporaries. 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. Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New York City born and raised artist, musician, and producer. As part of the street art group named SAMO, Basquiat took advantage of a larger exposure of his art. Their art was known for their enigmatic epigrams displayed throughout the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Basquiat art style focused on themes such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation. His unique combination of text and image contributed to his fame. His pieces, such as Irony of Negro Policeman, were strongly political and direct in their address of power structure and systems of racism. Basquiat’s young life ended tragically at the age of 27. However, hundreds of artists still honor his risky and subversive artistic insight. His countercultural focus helped usher in the idea that street art was, in fact, real art. Moreover, his social commentary has had a lasting and powerful effect. More details on Herschel Elmer Beanie – Ash Rose – Crown:
- Dimensions: 8.25″ x 8.25″ inches
- Materials: 100% Acrylic (Flat knit)
- Color: Ash Rose.
- Additional Features: Embroidered Basquiat Crown logo; Tonal classic woven label
- One Size Only
- Herschel Supply Company x Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York