Famed pop culture artist from the 80’s, Keith Haring who achieved international recognition and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions has launched the K.Haring Collection by Higher Standards, a selection of functional glass art and lifestyle products, emboldened with the powerful, iconic imagery of the legendary artist.
In 1980, Haring found a highly effective medium that allowed him to communicate with the wider audience he desired, when he noticed the unused advertising panels covered with matte black paper in a subway station. He began to create drawings in white chalk upon these blank paper panels throughout the subway system. Between 1980 and 1985, Haring produced hundreds of these public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines, sometimes creating as many as forty “subway drawings” in one day. This seamless flow of images became familiar to New York commuters, who often would stop to engage the artist when they encountered him at work. The subway became, as Haring said, a “laboratory” for working out his ideas and experimenting with his simple lines.
Combining pop art and cannabis culture, the K.Haring Collection by Higher Standards is functional art for both the collector and the cannabis enthusiast alike. Haring helped change the way people perceive art – bringing it off the walls of museums and into public spaces. The K.Haring Collection embodies his legacy and vision, breaking boundaries and bringing colorful works of art into the everyday cannabis experience.
Both sophisticated and creative, the collection features some of the artist’s most revered works applied to glass. The ten-piece collection consists of high-quality glassware that may be used as décor, and include all of the essentials for an elevated smoking experience: bubblers, rigs, water pipes, tasters, spoon pipes, glass trays, and catchalls that can be utilized in a variety of ways, including as a valet or an ashtray. Each piece is distinguished by Haring’s designs with four different colorways to be released in the coming months. A collaboration with BiC© completes the collection with eight distinct lighters in bold hues that feature a range of the artist’s dynamic designs.
Trivia: What college in New York City did Keith Haring attend in 1978?
Rewards: K.Haring Bubbler, Rolling Tray and Ash Tray by Higher Standards
Entries are accepted from Wed 5/13 – Wed 5/20 and open to U.S. residents only.