Keith Haring hit the New York Art Scene in the ‘80s and became a part of an integral community of artists who were changing the way people viewed art. Keith believed in making art accessible to everyone, this approach to public art garnered him a special connection with his admirers.
In 1986, Haring opened the famed Pop Shop in downtown Manhattan as an extension to his work – a way to reach out and make his fans a part of his vision. When the pop shop closed it’s doors in 2005, after almost 20 years, most wondered what would become of the interior, since Haring had covered almost every inch of the store in his trademark black & white hieroglyphic like doodles.
The Keith Haring Foundation gifted New-York Historical a piece of Haring’s Pop Shop painted ceiling, which was installed in the visitor center. Items from the Pop Shop itself are on display in the Luce Center.
featured images via NY History.org
story via Art Nerd New York<
It’s been a rocky road, we thought we were going to lose this gem and then Mural Arts swooped in and had it restored to it’s former glory with the support and funding from the Keith Haring Foundation.
And so we’ve managed to save our Philly Keith Haring connection and everyone’s invited to share in the dedication ceremony of We The Youth – originally created in 1987 in collaboration with CityKids.
It’s happening this Saturday, November 2nd, 2013. International DJ King Britt will be spinning some tunes along with some great Philly food trucks to whet your appetite.
1-3 pm / 22nd & Ellsworth Streets
*pics courtesy of Mural Arts Program.
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It’s that time again were we like to share the amazing finds we come across trolling the internet. Without further ado…enjoy our Staff Picks for the month.
We love Sophie Blackwell’s blog, MISSED CONNECTIONS…where she post her beautiful watercolors inspired by real anonymous messages posted online by strangers reaching out to one another. Even better, Sophie has a Etsy shop where you can acquire an original or a print of your favorite missed connection.
I Bought you That Milkshake / photo property of Sophie Blackall
London Undercover has us reeling over their “Fish & Chips” Umbrella. The umbrella is printed with an large scale image London’s favortie snack (or at least the first thing I go after after walking out of Heathrow) under the canvas, while the outside is decorated with an old-fashioned replica newspaper print. Only thing rainy about this umbrella is the 50 pound price tag.
Doesn’t matter if you missed the Haring Revolution you can still show Haring Pride with these cool plastic clutches from Patrica Field for Keith Haring.
This is what we at the office like to refer to as a billable office toy. Nothing like turning work into play…the set comes with 5 famous mustache pencils to fool around with: Salvador, Zorro, Burt, Django, Clark. You can snap up your set at atypyk.com
The Color-in-Dress lets’ you create wearable art. The Color-in-Dress is made to size complete with accompanying textile markers for you to unleash your inner artist. It’ll set you back 238 Euros, but it might be worth it if you’re one of those people that doesn’t put a price on ‘uniqueness’.