Artwork: Medicom Keith Haring Flying Devil Statue Red
Signature from artist estate printed on the back
The original Flying Devil statue was released in 1990 and followed the signature pop art style associated with Haring. Through this sculpture, Haring employed redemptive elements to comment on the Jesus Movement and Christian religious fanaticism of the 1970s. Medicom Toy pay’s homage to Keith Haring with this 2022 release made in 100% polystone under license with the Keith Haring estate.
About the artist:
Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of ART BRUT artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse.
In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of the nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in the New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.