Posted by Sheila Shayon on October 13, 2011 01:25 PM
Keith Haring was called “the Michelangelo of the New York City subway,” after five years of adorning train cars with his earliest signature chalk drawings alternately regarded as graffiti or pop art.
His bold, vivid lines and colors came to symbolize his enduring themes of life and unity. Fulfilling Haring’s desire to make his work widely accessible, his two original Pop Shop boutiques — one on Lafayette Street in New York’s Soho neighborhood, founded in 1986 (back when Soho was the hub of NYC's art world) and another in Tokyo — sold volumes of his designs and memorabilia including floor-to-ceiling murals.
While the Keith Haring Foundation maintains an online Pop Shop, for a limited time only, a retail Pop Shop is back with a special encore installation at Pace Prints opening October 13.Continue reading...