Kokeshi dolls are traditional Japanese Friendship dolls.
In his short 27 years, Jean-Michel Basquiat was one of the most influential artists of his time. Juxtaposing historical commentary, images, and text - his works had not only a visual, but poetic feel. Basquiat emerged from the 1980s neo-expressionist movement. Decades on, the themes explored through his artistry - inequality, racism and injustice - still find relevance today.