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Crown Earrings

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.Ers9375 finish: solid brass, electro-plated with hematite finish, ear wires are plated hematite dimensions: hangs approx. 1.75" (gift boxed with provenance card).
Made in United States

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