Keith Haring, ‘Andy Mouse (Blue)’, 2007, Lougher Contemporary

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a key player in the Pop Art Movement who gained international recognition between 1980 and 1989. Using simple and rhythmic lines, Haring created work that carried significant social messages. In April 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in Soho selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons and magnets bearing his images.

An art toy iteration of Keith Haring's "Andy Mouse" character, this figure was released under the supervision of Jakuan 120 while retaining all of the details imagined by Haring in 1986. It was published by 360 Toy Group, Japan and is becoming an increasingly rare vinyl toy to source. This is often referred to as the Blue UK edition and is thought to be from just 200 (it is unnumbered) - the other colours are from a higher edition of 1,000. A full set is available.

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Signature: Stamped on underside of foot

About Keith Haring

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 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 New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York