Keith Haring Porcelain Espresso Set - Red on White
espresso saucer: 3cm, 1.18in (H); 13cm, 5.11in (W)
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.
Established in 2007, Ligne Blanche Paris showed another side of the world, where contemporary art and lifestyle are unified. The brand offers a variety of products including perfumed candles, porcelains, and sweets, all fused with renowned art pieces that will captivate the attention of art lovers around the world.