The new Keith Haring Collection comprises seven artworks on skateboards – three triptychs and four solos
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The legend himself: Keith Haring
Keith Haring was a force in the downtown New York art scene, creating some of the most iconic imagery of the 20th century. Beginning with spontaneous drawings in New York City’s subways, he launched a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s—his work was featured in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions, and soon exploded into the American popular consciousness.
Through universal concepts like birth, death, love, sex, and war — illustrated in his uniquely simple yet iconic manner — Haring captured the attention of an extremely wide audience and assured the staying power of his art after his untimely death.
His work can be seen everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Centre Pompidou in Paris to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Before his death, Haring established The Keith Haring Foundation, which is committed to expanding awareness of his art and his contributions to children’s and AIDS organizations.
However, after decades of Haring woven into Western art and culture, THE SKATEROOM invites a fresh perspective on the late NYC legend to celebrate the new 2022 skateboard collection.
The 2022 HARING Collection
UNITING ART AND SKATE
Yann Horowitz introduces Keith Haring
Enter: Yann Horowitz, a skateboarder, artist and queer icon who has made waves in skateboarding over the past decade with his skateboarding, creativity and as host of his own travel show. In a triptych series of short videos, THE SKATEROOM follows Yann around Amsterdam, discovering the link between skateboarding and art, and unpacking how Haring inspired Horowitz to be true to himself over the years.
Consisting of 7 newly featured artworks on skateboards, each depicting an iconic work by Keith Haring, the new collection will be available on 22nd September. The works included are Crack Down, Free South Africa, Fight AIDS, Untitled (Inferno), Untitled (Electric), Untitled (Centipede) and Smile On Stripes, and join THE SKATEROOM’s offering of Haring pieces in their collection, making 12 editions in total.