Pop Art Meets Glass Art with The K. Haring Collection

Pop Art Meets Glass Art with The K. Haring Collection

The K.Haring Glass Collection is an exclusive line of glass pipes and accessories featuring artist and social activist Keith Haring’s iconic graphics, which incorporate broad, bold strokes and groundbreaking imagery that helped spread messages of peace, love equality and compassion in the 1980s during the AIDS epidemic. The blending of timeless pieces, modern design tweaks, and Haring’s artistic vision have resulted in one of the most aesthetically pleasing and efficient glass pipe and accessory lines ever. Unlike many glass lines, the K. Haring Glass Collection honors a piece of history and pays homage to Haring’s bold, energetic artistry that still excites and engages audiences today. Art for the Masses Haring’s brief, but impactful career began in New York City’s subways in the 1980s. Inside the subway stations, he experimented with white chalk drawings on unused black advertising paper. It was an easy way to get his artwork in front of a lot of people, and it worked. Committed to being accessible, Haring’s illustrations circumvented the traditional art gallery circuit. His imagery became a widely recognized visual language that united New York City street culture with pop art. As the public embraced Haring’s graffiti-esque work, he went on to create larger scale works, including many commissioned murals in cities around the world. In 1986, Haring went on to open his Pop Shop in Manhattan’s SoHo district. The store sold T-shirts, toys, posters and other objects featuring his art. While he was highly criticized for the commercialism of his work, Haring’s aim…

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