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Basquiat Bearbrick - 1000% 27.5", Basquiat: King Pleasure© Exhibition

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This is a limited edition collectible Bearbrick produced for the Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© Exhibition in partnership with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. It features the iconic Jawbone of an Ass artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat and stands tall at 27.5", making it an essential item for any Be@rbrick collector or fan of Jean-Michel. These Bearbricks are rare and sell out quickly due to limited stock. They will also never be reproduced.

MediCom Toy, a Japanese toy company, first released Bearbrick in 2001, and these collectibles have gained worldwide popularity ever since. This Bearbrick is an ideal gift with a fascinating backstory that perfectly complements Jean-Michel's playful side.

About the artwork:

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jawbone of an Ass, 1982 

Few of Basquiat's works demonstrate the extent of his vast cultural knowledge as effectively as Jawbone of an Ass. Completed in 1982 (his most celebrated year) the piece references icons of antiquity and ancient cities, reinforced by Roman numerals. The viewer is challenged to make sense of the cacophonous collection of references through wordplay and words repeated and twisted, creating a lexical puzzle.

The painting presents a cyclical vision of history and the crown motif is ever-present, along with stars, explosions, and battling figures. The word asbestos appears in the painting with a possible alternative title of (Jawbone of an Asbestos) offering a parallel between the jawbone of an ass as a powerful weapon and asbestos as a weapon of corporate greed.

© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York

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