TITLE: Be@rbrick 1000% Keith Haring MEDIUM: Plastic SIZE: 27.6 inches tall (approximate) PRICE: SOLD OUT
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ABOUT THE ARTIST: During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Keith Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He was highly sought after to participate in collaborative projects ,and worked with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Grace Jones, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century.
Click Mort’s work centers on indiscreet modifications to vintage porcelain figurines. Each piece is a unique consolidation of two or more previously unrelated figures, bringing together objectively incongruous elements and making them visually and aesthetically congruent. The result is a sort of vaguely disorienting nostalgia, where the viewer is cozily brought back to a time and place that weren’t there to begin with.
Mr. Mort’s formal training consists of a single high school ceramics class, where the tendency of his pieces to explode when fired eventually led to him being banned from the kiln. He has since opted to work only with pre-fired materials. Other iterations of his recapitated figures have been shown at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles and Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, Texas.