Corkcicle (from Auteur in the UK) has collaborated with the estate of Keith Haring to use Keith’s iconic artwork for a range of limited editions bottles and travel cups. The range launches at retail next month.
Keith’s art started as chalk drawings in New York’s subway stations. His work was eventually seen everywhere from public murals and nightclubs to galleries and museums around the world.
Through his pop art style and vibrant graffiti-like paintings, Keith challenged the status quo and is recognised for this huge contribution to New York’s 1980s street culture.
A Keith Haring exhibition is on show at the Tate Liverpool until November, and publicity surrounding his work is likely to build up in the coming months as 2020 marks 20 years since his death.
Also bringing street art back to the street via its ‘on the go’ products, Corkcicle has partnered with the estate of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat for another limited edition range.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His career spanned the late 1970s to his death in 1988 (aged 27).
Before becoming an artist Jean-Michel sold punk-inspired postcards on the street and established a political-poetical graffiti identity under the name SAMO. His artwork is known for its raw, edgy style and bold use of colour and urban motifs.
In yet another example of elevating art for everyday use, Corkcicle recently joined forces with LA based lifestyle design brand Poketa for a variety of distinctive bottles and cups. The various ‘arty’ ranges were on show at the recent Exclusively Housewares.
Top: Keith Haring bottle by Corkcicle.