BASQUIAT: “Most Young Kings Get Their Heads Cut Off”

Luxury Goods Editor

BASQUIAT and gravy

Brooklyn born, Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged from the ‘Punk’ scene in New York as a gritty, street-smart graffiti artist who successfully crossed over from his downtown origins to the international art gallery circuit. In a few fast-paced years, Basquiat swiftly rose to become one of the most celebrated, and possibly most commercially exploited American “naif” painters of the widely celebrated Neo-Expressionism art movement.

 “I was a really lousy artist as a kid. Too abstract expressionist; or I’d draw a big ram’s head, really messy. I’d never win painting contests. I remember losing to a guy who did a perfect Spiderman.”  

Basquiat is known for his expressive lines and use of symbols, reflected and translated into this collection in porcelain.

Plates come in 13 different designs of original paintings by Basquiat.

Plates

 

Tea Cups and Mugs

 

Candles

CREDITS

Photos by: www.ligneblancheparis.com
Header photo by: Sameer Vasta

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