Keith Haring Pencil Set
This set of eight quality wooden pencils features the iconic imagery of Keith Haring in an assortment of eye-catching colors with coordinating erasers. The eye-catching packaging makes this a terrific tribute to the prolific pop artist and a great gift item for any artist, writer, or student.
- 8 wooden pencils with high-quality colored erasers
- Packaged in a paper box
- Art is silkscreened or full-color paper wrap
- Pencils: Standard HB/#2
- Package: 2.5 x 8.5 x 3/8", 64 x 216 x 10mm
Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.