Basquiat Jigsaw Puzzle - Charles The First - 1000 pieces
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.
- Finished puzzle measures 22.8 x 28.4 inches (58 x 72.2 cm)
- Includes a full image reference card
About the artwork:
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 HEADS CUT OFF," with the word "young" crossed out, a phrase that went on to inspire rapper Jay-Z's song "Most Kingz."
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