'Haring's Figures' Blind Box Figure Set by Keith Haring (after), 2020
Mini Vinyl Collectible Dolls x Medicom Toy.
Officially licensed by the Keith Haring Foundation.
2.75 Inches each (figures)
13 x 8.6 x 3 Inches (case box)
Full case of 15 individually boxed vinyl figures.
Toys come in 5 different colors for a total of 15 different designs to collect including 'Barking Dog', 'Flying Devil', 'Radiant Baby', 'Andy Mouse' and 'Three-Eyed Smiling Face' in 3 different colorways.
Limited Edition series (Sold Out).
New in original, unopened branded box.
Each figure is plate-signed by Haring.
ABOUT THE ART
You're buying a complete blind box case of 15 figures from the Keith Haring Mini VCD - Blind Box Series.
Medicom Toy kicks off the new Mini Vinyl Collectible Doll (VCD) line of toys with an amazing line up of Keith Haring toys! Each one of these mini toys come in 5 different colors for a total of 15 different designs to collect including Barking Dog／Flying Devil／Radiant Baby／Andy Mouse／Three Eyed Smiling Face in 3 different colorways.
Each Keith Haring mini figure stands at approximately 2.75" inches tall and each comes in a mystery style packaging. Collect them all.
Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His animated imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". Much of his work includes sexual allusions that turned into social activism by using the images to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness. In addition to solo gallery exhibitions, Haring participated in renowned national and international group shows such as Documenta in Kassel, the Whitney Biennial in New York, the São Paulo Biennial, and the Venice Biennale. The Whitney Museum held a retrospective of his art in 1997.
Haring's popularity grew from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways—chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized images on blank black advertising spaces. After gaining public recognition, he created colorful larger scale murals, many commissioned. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, many were created voluntarily for hospitals, day care centers, and schools. In 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop as an extension of his work. His later work often conveyed political and societal themes— anti-crack, anti-apartheid, safe sex, homosexuality and AIDS—through his own iconography.
Haring died on February 16, 1990, of AIDS-related complications. In 2014, Haring was one of the inaugural honorees in the Rainbow Honor Walk in San Francisco, a walk of fame noting LGBTQ people who have "made significant contributions in their fields." In 2019, Haring was one of the inaugural fifty American "pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes" inducted on the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor within the Stonewall National Monument in New York City's Stonewall Inn.