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Phoenix Art Museum Store

Crown Earrings

$ 35.00

Phoenix Art Museum Store

Crown Earrings

$ 35.00

These earrings are inspired by the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The crown was his signature motif. In some paintings, the crowns top nameless, generic figures; but more often, they crowned his heroes. These included renowned jazz musicians, and celebrated athletes. Like the royal titles that famous African American musicians have sometimes adopted as nicknames — such as Duke Ellington or Count Basie — Basquiat used crowns to ennoble his icons.

  • Solid brass, electro-plated with hematite finishear wires are hypo-allergenic
  • Dimensions: Hangs approx. 1.75"