Keith Haring, ‘Small Size Vintage Keith Haring Balancing Figures Pop Art Rug’, 1980-1996, Nazmiyal Collection

Beautiful Small Size Small Size Vintage Keith Haring Balancing Figures Art Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: America, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – This bold, contemporary rug is the work of artist Keith Haring, who was a pop art icon and a legend of the social activist art scene in New York City. The imagery in this art rug is an example of the iconography developed by Haring to express the political, social and personal themes that affected his life. The human figures featured in this magnificent vintage rug are used to represent the human ideals and concepts that Haring wished to convey.

This Keith Haring balancing figures art rug demonstrates the iconic and recognizable pop art style of Haring’s work. It uses both primary and secondary colors that are un-shaded.

In quite the sophisticated fashion, black outlined negative spaces are filled with bold colors. These black outlines are the only feature in this piece that are used to create the actual design as well as convey feelings, motions and emotions. The use of high contrast primary colors adds to the energy of the design. The simple lines and vibrant colors of the rug are sure to pop with happy vitality in any room. Since this area rug is small and could easily be mounted on a wall and displayed as an artistic wall hanging tapestry rug.

The balancing figures on the rug embody a sense of cooperation and sense of people helping each other. That said, the iconography of Haring’s artistic creation is up to the interpretation of the viewer. As is the case with many of the best art works, each person will develop their own meaning from the symbols and colors used in this rug.

As mentioned above, this Keith Haring balancing figures art rug relies basic lines and simple shapes to convey deeper meanings. The artistic style of the rug borrows from comic books, graffiti and the graphic design traditions.

To own this Keith Haring balancing figures art rug is to own a piece of American history. Considering the popularity of the artist’s work, this is an excellent opportunity to add an iconic historical art piece to your rug collection or to any room’s interior design.

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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