There are several schools of thought on what message Basquiat was communicating with his famous “Pez Dispenser” painting, but we’re guessing he wasn’t trying to sell candy. Famous for bold works that draw lines between consumerism, class oppression, and social inequality, this famous piece was more likely a slice of societal criticism than the elevation of a dinosaur figure that spits out candy. With the elegant Basquiat Pez Dispenser 8” Dunny, our Basquiat Masterpiece series rages onward in a more biting direction.
ABOUT JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His art career spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988, at the age of 27.
Basquiat works are edgy and raw, and through a bold sense of color and composition, he maintains a fine balance between seemingly contradictory forces such as control and spontaneity, menace and wit, urban imagery and primitivism. The Basquiat brand embodies the values and aspirations of young, international urban culture.