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Haring Totem

INSPIRATION

 

KEITH HARING

This Totem is an homage to a true art legend, Keith Haring. He often used lines of energy to emphasize kinetic movement, vitality, and euphoric spirit. Inspired by the Street culture and the Subway where he created white chalk drawings on a black, unused advertisement backboard in the stations (being arrested numerous times in the process).

Haring is a social justice warrior who was a pioneer in New York leading the way for many to stand up to the oppression they faced and still do. His art has become an extension of the artists social view, positive and negative. This Totem is inspired by the piece "Flying Devil" which captures Haring’s classic style and tells a tale of the energy and antimocity of the world in the 80’s. This was a part of his Icon series, which is now joining the Wilder Icon series besides the greats like Dali, Warhol and Picasso. 

 “I don't think art is propaganda,” he once stated. “It should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.”

- Keith Haring

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