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Haring’s multicolored, faceless figures reveal no hint of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, representing humans as distinct but equal beings. The power of sport to unite people of different backgrounds makes the basketball a perfect canvas to represent the meaning behind Haring’s work. This special edition basketball comes ready to display within an Official Collectors Edition box. The collectible features an embossed Keith Haring officially licensed replica signature and designation by round21, with ©Keith Haring Foundation. Licensed by Artestar, New York.
Haring’s multicolored, faceless figures reveal no hint of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation, representing humans as distinct but equal beings.
The power of sport to unite a multicultural diaspora of fans brought together by a diverse and powerful team of inspiring athletes is a great representation of the meaning behind Haring’s work, making sport the perfect canvas for it.
THE ARTIST: KEITH HARING
Keith Haring (1958-90) was one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers, and performers whose work responded to urban street culture of the 1980s. Inspired by the graffiti artists whose marks covered the city’s subway cars, Haring began to draw in white chalk over the black paper used to cover vacant advertising panels. Not only was Haring able to reach a large and diverse audience with his subway drawings, but, eventually, the subway became, as Haring said, a “laboratory” for working out his ideas.
As early as 1980, Haring began exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world, but continued to participate in public projects, including literacy campaigns and anti-AIDS initiatives. Before his death, Keith Haring established a foundation in his name to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to children’s and AIDS organizations. Throughout his career, Haring produced murals, sculptures and paintings to benefit hospitals, underprivileged children's groups and various community health organizations. The Foundation is also committed to sustaining and expanding public awareness of Keith Haring. By working with museums, galleries, publishers and art education programmers, the Foundation is able to provide information and artwork to the public that might otherwise remain unexplored in archives. Keith Haring died in New York in February 1990 of AIDS, at the age of 31.
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