VENICE, CA: In celebration of Keith Haring's birthday on May 4th, Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics, is releasing four new Keith Haring licensed wall graphics: "Untitled Face," "Robot DJ 84," "Untitled Heart" and "Spaceship Pyramid." Blik is adding the new designs to their already popular line of Haring wall decals.
"We are thrilled to partner with Blik for the new Keith Haring by Blik collection. It was a fun challenge and exciting endeavor coming up with new wall graphics for the collection," said David Stark, President of Artestar LLC, an international brand licensing and consulting firm who represents The Haring Foundation. "Through their continued collaboration with the Haring Studio, Blik has created a collection of playful and iconic Haring images that will stand out in many different contexts - from playrooms to boardrooms."
"Keith Haring has a huge following in the art world. Ever since we launched the first Keith Haring graphics five years ago, fans have been clamoring for new designs," said Scott Flora, Founder, Blik. "We are excited to coincide the launch of the new graphics with his birthday."
Keith Haring was preeminent among the young artists, performers, and musicians whose work responded to urban street culture of the 1980's. Although Haring's career was brief, his imagery has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century. The four designs chosen by Blik and Haring Studio represent some of Haring's most iconic images and those that have a strong emotional attachment for his fans. The entire line of Keith Haring for Blik wall graphics will available online on May 4 at Blik
"Keith Haring is one of our mentors at Blik as he was one of the first people to try and break down the barrier between the emerging graffiti/street art and the world of high art," continued Flora.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: Keith Haring (1958-90) was an artist and activist who frequently used his art to speak about social issues. He was one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers, performers and musicians whose work responded to urban street culture of the 80s. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, Haring established the Keith Haring Foundation in 1989 to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations, and to ensure that his philanthropic legacy would continue indefinitely. The Keith Haring Foundation's mission is to sustain, expand and protect the legacy of Haring's art and his ideals. The Foundation supports organizations that assist underprivileged children, as well as those engaged in education, research and care with respect to AIDS and HIV. The Haring Foundation is represented by Artestar LLC, an international brand licensing and consulting firm, who specializes in fine art, fashion and design brands. For more information, visit www.keithharing.com.
ABOUT BLIK: Based in Venice, CA, Blik is the leading designer and maker of innovative self-adhesive, removable surface graphics. Co-founded in 2002 by architect Scott Flora and food editor Jerinne Neils, Blik was an exploration into the concept of the "wall as canvas." Today, through groundbreaking production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Upper Playground, Nintendo and Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is an I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and participated in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. The full Blik product line is available online and at retailers worldwide. For more information please visit www.whatisblik.com.