Today sees the launch of the DKNY Art for Men and Women in the UK. Those of us who were around in the 80's will no doubt remember Keith Haring's work popping up everywhere and his friendship with Madonna - who wore clothes designed by him and championed him whenever she could.
“I have always been inspired by the life and innate style of the artist,” says Karan. “I have admired Keith Haring’s work ever since his designs first appeared in the subway stations of New York; they are not only visually compelling, but communicate a message that I think everyone can relate to. This really speaks to the essence of DKNY; wearable art that’s young, urban and totally original.”
Keith Haring passed away in 1990. Before he died, he founded The Keith Haring Foundation in his name to maintain and enhance his legacy of giving to children’s and AIDS organisations. Throughout his career, Haring produced murals, sculptures and paintings to benefit hospitals, underprivileged children's groups and various community health organisations. The mission of the Keith Haring Foundation is to sustain, expand, and protect the legacy of Keith Haring, his art, and his ideals. The Foundation supports not-for-profit organisations that assist children, as well as organisations involved in education, research and care related to AIDS.
DKNY Art Women EDT 100ml RRP £38 / DKNY Art Men EDT 100ml RRP £34
DKNY Art Women is exclusive to The PerfumeShop from today and then nationwide from April 2013. DKNY Art Men is exclusive to ThePerfume Shop.
More information on the Keith Haring Foundation can be found at haring.com.