About Jean-Michel Basquiat Mini Clipboard – TeNeues – Pez Dispenser (1984)
Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the best-known artists of his generation and is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27. His paintings are typically covered with text and codes: words, letters, numerals, pictograms, logos, map symbols, diagrams, and more; his surfaces are dense with writing, collage, and imagery. This TeNeues Jean-Michel Basquiat Mini Clipboard features his work “Pez Dispenser” (1984) displaying Basquiat’s iconic dinosaur drawing wearing a crown, rendered in his immediately recognizable graffiti art style. 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. 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 Jean-Michel Basquiat Mini Clipboard – TeNeues – Pez Dispenser (1984):
- Dimensions (Mini Clipboard): 6 x 9 inches
- Dimensions (Notepad): 5 x 8 inches
- Weight: 0.58 lbs (est)
- Materials: Durable paper-board clipboard, sturdy vintage style silver clip and 80-page notepad.
- Additional Features: Full-color artwork front and back of clipboard; 80-page notepad features full-color printed accents and perforated pages