‘ART IS FOR EVERYONE.’
Decades on, Keith Haring’s words still echo through his artwork and his legacy.
Keith Haring’s impact on the art community was unparalleled. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name are familiar with his work. His art is everywhere. From big city buildings and street murals. To art galleries and the Berlin wall. And now our boots and shoes. As part of a series of collaborations with radical artists, DM’s are shining a spotlight on Haring’s legendary artwork.
The New York-based artist’s colourful, cartoonish graphics were deep-rooted in social activism. His publicly-minded pieces questioned authority whilst being accessible and upbeat. There was always more than met the eye. And there still is. An artist who spent his life fighting for the oppressed and against convention, the prolific artist’s legacy continues to make waves. In our first collaboration, we pay tribute to an individual who lived the DM’s mindset every single day.
Our Original silhouettes are printed with Haring’s instantly recognisable illustrations and detailed with two bright character lace charms. Our two 1461 shoes are made from Smooth leather and decorated with his staple designs. Finishing off the collaboration is a black kids 1460 boot, which is printed with his classic bat graphic and features a cartoon dog on the lace charm.