Wear a piece of NYC’s street-art history with the Etudes x Keith Haring collab
As we swelter through summer here in Brisbane, it’s hard to comprehend wearing anything but boardshorts and singlets. But if you can fathom an alternative, the anticipated collaboration between Études and the Keith Haring Foundation has landed. If you’re a fan of New York City’s gritty street-art scene circa 1980, get ready to part with some pennies!
It was a time of low rent, experimentation and capitalism in New York and among the artists dominating “the scene” was Keith Haring, alongside pals Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Using the subway as his laboratory and the sidewalks as his canvas, Keith Haring became entrenched in 80s street culture with his pop-graffiti style that became a widely recognised visual language. His creations were characterised by strong line work and heavy symbolism including barking dogs of authority, radiant babies of hope and three-eyed monsters of greed.
The late artist’s legacy and reputation as the bad boy of art is being remembered and celebrated in the latest collection from Paris’ Études. The collaboration serves as a timeless bridge between art and the street, and features a range of iconic chalk drawings set against a bold backdrop of black and red. If you’re keen to wear a piece of New York’s art history, take a peek here or shop in person at Contra.