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Basquiat Home Collection: "Most Young Kings Get Their Heads Cut Off”

Updated: Aug 23, 2023

A series of home accessories that includes candles, plates, and mugs features prints of original artwork by the late, young New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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.”

Remembered for the vivid storytelling in his work, Basquiat is known for his expressive lines and use of symbols, a style that is reflected in the images chosen for this collection of home objects in porcelain.

Candles and plates printed with images of original artwork by Basquiat, come in various sizes and styles. Plates, tea cups, and mugs come in 13 different designs.


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