The Last Vestiges of Keith Haring's Pop Shop
A new installation honors the quirky, democratic philosophy of the long defunct SoHo art shop.
March 01, 2012
An untitled collaboration between Haring, Richard Avedon, and Brooke Shields
In 1986, artist Keith Haring opened the Pop Shop at 292 Lafayette Street. Embodying Haring’s philosophy that art should be available to everyone, the shop served as an exhibit for the artist’s work and sold artsy T-shirts, skateboard decks, and memorabilia. In celebration of the recent installation of Haring's artwork in the ceiling of the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library, the Keith Haring Foundation has created a rotating display devoted to the Pop Shop in the Henry Luce III Study for American Culture. Currently, items on view focus on Haring’s “love-themed work,” including a “Love” stamp design that was rejected by the US Postal Service, a collaboration with Richard Avedon and Brooke Shields, and subway drawings. The Pop Shop installation is on display through May 6. The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West