About Medicom Toy Bearbrick Keith Haring Ver. 2 – 1000%
Medicom Toy’s collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation again to produce this Bearbrick Keith Haring Ver. 2 in the size version 1000% featuring the iconic intuitive patterns of one of the most influential 20th-century American Graffiti Artists of the New York School. Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat , Keith Haring also served as an intermediary artist bridging academically trained artistic knowledge and the omnipresent and intuitive non-traditional art of graffiti. Risking being arrested by authorities for the debasement of public property, Haring would quickly sketch with chalk his iconic cartoon figures on blank black posters in the New York subway system. Despite the attempt of authorities to erase Haring’s chalk figures, he quickly began to be noticed by people and began to sell paintings displaying his immediately recognizable cartoon figures to respected collectors in the New York art scene. More details on Medicom Toy – Bearbrick Keith Haring Ver. 2 – 1000%:
- Dimensions: ver. 1000% – 27.5″H inches
- Weight: 11.75 lbs
- BE@RBRICK TM & © 2001-2018
- Keith Haring Foundation. Licensed by Artestar, New York.
- Produced and Manufactured by: MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
About Keith Haring
A contemporary twist of site-specific works such as mural paintings was given by graffiti artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Haring grew up in Kurtztown, Pennsylvania, attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, and, as did Basquiat burst onto the New York art scene as a graffiti artist in the city’s subway system. The authorities would constantly remove Haring’s chalk figures, drawn on blank black posters awaiting for advertisers. Haring quickly gained a wide and appreciative audience for his linear cartoon-inspired fantasies and began to sell paintings to avid collectors. Haring, like Andy Warhol, was thoroughly in tune with pop culture and displayed a genius for marketing himself and his work. Haring developed a distinctive vocabulary of cartoon figures–radiant children, barking dogs, flying saucers, praying men, dancing figures–intermingled with immediately recognizable traditional iconography such as a cross, a halo, a pyramid, a heart, dollar signs, Television sets, all rendered with such vibrancy and cheerfulness that they could neither be ignored nor dismissed.