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Basquiat x Barbie presents a very artistic collaboration

Courtesy: Mattel

Design
4 May 20

Basquiat x Barbie presents a very artistic collaboration

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Basquiat x Barbie’s limited edition pays homage to the artist’s work

Thus, art and beauty are combined in the Jean-Michel Basquiat x Barbie edition. The world’s most famous doll recalls the legacy of the American artist in a beautiful limited edition doll.

Basquiat x Barbie in a very chic collaboration
Courtesy: Mattel

Moreover, the doll boasts beautiful dark skin and dreadlocks in the shape of an “X”. Her head boasts a crown like Basquiat’s iconic seal in some of his pieces. In addition, her costumes are an ode to street art which was reminiscent of some of the artist’s works.

Basquiat x Barbie in a very chic collaboration

The outfit is somewhat androgynous, as it includes flared trousers paired with a blazer, a shirt, and a small tie. Each element exacerbates that street style, characterized by sketches with outlined strokes and vibrant colors.

Basquiat x Barbie in a very chic collaboration
Paul – Cheryl

Thus, the pop symbiosis is interesting. On the one hand, we have a doll that grew up with hundreds of generations, while Basquiat is the artist who revolutionized the way we appreciate street art. So it is a good opportunity to present Basquiat’s work to the new generations.

Basquiat x Barbie in a very chic collaboration
Courtesy: Mattel

Moreover, in the advertising campaign, we see the doll walking in a “SoHo-looking environment with colorful graffiti and cast-iron windows. Finally, the Basquiat Barbie sells for $50 on the official doll’s website. And remember that Barbie also launched her line of inclusive Barbies. Did you see them?

The doll pays tribute to the 20th-century artist
Courtesy: Mattel

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