About Jean-Michel Basquiat Tuxedo (1983) – Limoges Porcelain Tea Cup
This Jean-Michel Basquiat Tuxedo (1983) teacup is produced by the Limoges-Based company Ligne Blanche. The design is inspired by the work “Tuxedo” made in 1983, by the influential New York School graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. This teacup by Ligne Blanche bears the signature stamp “Porcelaine de Limoges”, attesting to its unparalleled high-quality standards. This set of 2 teacups includes matching plates displaying the same colors and artwork displayed on the cups. 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. Born a naturally gifted child for the arts, Jean-Michel Basquiat impressed those around him with his early attempts at creation and found that his art was encouraged universally. Basquiat and his friend, Al Diaz, made names for themselves spray painting graffiti on buildings in Lower Manhattan, under the group-tag of SAMO (Same Old Shit) in 1976. Aside from challenging the institution of art, Basquiat is also known for raising awareness of socio-cultural and racial issues during his time.
- Dimensions: 2.5″ x 2.5″ x 4″ inches (est)
- Weight: 2.5 lbs (est)
- Materials: Fine Porcelain.
- Color: Black, White.
- Based on Jean-Michel Basquiat’ work “Tuxedo” (1983)
- Porcelaine de Limoges
- Made in France.
- Care Instructions: Avoid Dishwasher.