Covet: Jean-Michel Basquiat Candles from Ligne Blanche Paris

basquiat candle

I’ve been an admirer of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) ever since I saw a retrospective of his work at the Whitney Museum in 1992. (I have to confess that I even enjoyed the 1996 biopic Basquiat, directed by Julian Schnabel.)

If Basquiat were still alive, he’d surely be collaborating with designers, musicians, filmmakers, and so on—after all, he did all that in his lifetime, long before Takashi Murakami ever thought of teaming up with Louis Vuitton. Maybe that’s why I don’t mind when I see (authorized) Basquiat merchandise for sale.

This high-end candle is one of six in a series produced by Ligne Blanche Paris, with fragrances by Givaudan. The porcelain holder is printed with a reproduction of Basquiat’s Trumpet (1984, below), and the scent is a blend of almond and cherry.

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Ligne Blanche’s Basquiat candles sell for $65 at Twisted Lily.

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2 thoughts on “Covet: Jean-Michel Basquiat Candles from Ligne Blanche Paris

  1. But candles and Basquiat?? When I think candles, I think soothing, ambiance, perfumed air… I’d worry these candles would set the house on fire with their torment and noise!

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