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Basquiat Jigsaw Puzzle - 1000 pieces, "Charles the First"

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As you complete this challenging 1000-piece puzzle featuring Basquiat's renowned artwork, Charles the First, you'll become intimately familiar with its narrative, imagery and meanings. Jean-Michel includes his iconic crown in this artwork along with references to Charlie Parker, Thor and Superman – making this the perfect gift for art, puzzle, and pop culture lovers alike.

Product details:

  • Finished puzzle measures 22.8 x 28.4 inches (58 x 72.2 cm)
  • Includes a full image reference card


About the artwork: 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Charles the First, 1982

Painted by Jean-Michel in 1982, a breakout year in his storied career, Charles the First pays homage to jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker, whose nickname was "Bird," a leading figure in the development of bebop. The painting also features a crown, an iconic element found in much of Basquiat’s work symbolizing the struggle for power and recognition, particularly for marginalized communities. On the bottom left of the canvas, Jean-Michel wrote: "Most young kings get their head cut off." with the word "young" crossed out, a phrase that went on to inspire rapper Jay-Z's song "Most Kingz."

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

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