Jean-Michel Basquiat: Gold Dinosaur Box Candle
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Gold Dinosaur Box Candle with box

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Gold Dinosaur Box Candle

Regular price Regular price $85

Produced by Ligne Blanche and renowned perfumer Givaudan in collaboration with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, this fig-scented candle is contained in a Limoges porcelain pot that features multiple reproductions of the artist’s painting Pez Dispenser (1984).

Evoking the childhood joy of Pez candies, this work alludes to 1980s consumer culture and pictures a dinosaur figure donning a gold three-pointed crown, a symbol that Basquiat often used to convey spiritual power and strength. White lines run along the dinosaur’s spine and torso like a skeletal framework. As a child, Basquiat studied the medical textbook Gray’s Anatomy while recuperating from an injury; Pez Dispenser’s anatomical imagery may be derived from these memories from the artist’s youth.

Producer: Ligne Blanche

Year: 2012

Material: Limoges porcelain

Dimensions: 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 inches (8.2 × 8.2 × 8.2 cm)


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