About Jean-Michel Basquiat – Ligne Blanche Plate – Small – King Alphonso (1983)
Basquiat fused drawing and painting with history and poetry to produce an artistic language and content that was entirely his own. Combining the mediums of graffiti (Magic Marker, spray enamel) with those of fine art (oil and acrylic paint, collage, and oil stick), his best paintings maintain a powerful tension between opposing forces—expression and knowledge, control and spontaneity—while providing acerbic commentary on the harsher realities of race, culture, and society.
This Limoges porcelain plate, made in France by Ligne Blanche will certainly serve as a statement-worth addition to your tableware collection featuring one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s iconic works. More details on Jean-Michel Basquiat – Ligne Blanche Plate – Small – King Alphonso (1983):
- Dimensions: Diam: 8.25″
- Material: Glazed Limoges porcelain
- Made with love in France
- Care instruction: Hand wash
- © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar.
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.