A new Funko Pop! vinyl figure from American street and gallery artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has been announced.
Jean-Michel Basquiat transformed into Funko Pop! figure.
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960 – 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent, who achieved success in the 1980s as part of the Neo-Expressionist movement.
Basquiat first rose to fame as part of the graffiti duo SAMO, along with Al Diaz, who wrote puzzling epigrams in the late 1970s in the cultural hotbed of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where rap, punk and street art merged into early Hip Hop music culture.
Basquiat’s art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inward versus outward experience and by the early 1980s his paintings were exhibited internationally in galleries and museums.
Since Basquiat died of a heroin overdose in 1988 at age 27, his work has steadily increased in value. In 2017, a 1982 Basquiat painting sold for $110.5 million, making it one of the most expensive paintings ever. It also set a new record for an American artist at auction.
Jean-Michel Basquiat has been transformed into a Funko Pop! vinyl figure and is part of the Pop! Artists series.
Pre-order your Jean-Michel Basquiat Funko Pop! vinyl figure at Entertainment Earth.
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