What is K Haring?
Without knowing, you’ve probably seen or maybe even own a few of Keith Allen Haring’s art pieces. His line figures in movement and giant hearts filled in with bright, vibrant colors have garnered him a massive following amongst pop art collectors and everyday enthusiasts alike. Believing that art should be accessible for everyone, K Haring was one of the first to commercialize art for the masses, not just art collectors. He sold affordable stickers, t-shirts, and posters at his Pop Shop in SoHo, New York. Today, his graphics can be found on clothing and accessories at popular retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Cotton On, but the Keith Haring bong collection is the real gem for 420 lovers. Cannabis connoisseurs are excited to hear about the newest collaboration between the artist and Higher Standards premium smoking accessories. Tokers can get their hands on the exclusive K Haring water pipe, taster, spoon pipe, rolling tray, dab rig, or K Haring bubbler, all featuring the contemporary artist’s colorful head turning doodles.
Who is K Haring?
Keith Allen Haring, often referred to as K Haring, was a contemporary artist and street artist born in 1958. While his pop art may seem simple at first glance, the Pennsylvania native was able to showcase fluid forms and a sense of movement in his basic human figures that resemble a crime scene chalk outline. First taking inspiration from cartoonists like Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney, K Haring found his calling in the thriving New York alternative art scene, which had developed in contrast to the classic art gallery and museum crowd. In the 1980s, K Haring became recognized locally for his monochrome chalk drawings on black unused advertising posters in the subway stations that got his work out to the masses and led to many exhibitions in New York and across the globe. His simplistic, yet thought-provoking artwork is eye-catching in many different ways and today, his distinct style is well-known across the globe. Just like a piece by Andy Warhol, his close friend, everyone can identify the distinct humanoids of a K Haring drawing. Whether a massive building-sized mural in East Harlem or a painting showcased at an art gallery, K Haring loved politics, current events, and spreading social activism ideals, especially within low income areas that were otherwise unexposed to art with pieces such as Crack is Wack and artwork about the apartheid in South Africa, and the AIDS epidemic. K Haring wasn’t afraid to speak out on his beliefs and even painted a mural on the Berlin Wall to showcase the inequality between east and west Germany.
What makes K Haring so unique?
Though his life was cut short in the middle of his rise in global popularity, K Haring made a name for himself and left a mark on both the street art and pop art scenes with his talent and storytelling. His artwork is unique in its ability to send a strong message visually to raise awareness on certain topics, in many cases without the need for text or any explanation at all, thus breaking down international barriers. K Haring was open and very public about subjects that were meaningful to him and showcased these ideals boldly in his work. His iconic style and disregard for the opinions of art critics pushed the boundaries of the art world and changed what it meant to be an artist. Like Keith said, “Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.” A K Haring water pipe is a great addition for any smoker who shares these same ideologies and wants glassware that stands out.
How to clean K Haring collection smoking accessories. Do you need something special?
While they are luxury glassware pieces that feature works of art, you don’t need anything special to clean a K Haring bubbler, bong, pipe, or dab rig. Any bong cleaner made for glass will do. Just follow the instructions on the package and remember to remove and be gentle with delicate parts such as the glass downstem, bowl, or banger. If you don’t have any bong cleaner on hand, you can make one yourself with isopropyl alcohol and coarse salt. Put the K Haring water pipe into a sealable plastic bag and fill it with a few spoonfuls of salt and enough alcohol to cover the glass. Seal up the bag and give it a very gentle shake, making sure the salt gets inside the bong to scrub away sticky residue. If it’s very dirty or you’re worried about accidentally cracking it, let the bong sit in the solution overnight and use a cotton bud dipped in alcohol to remove any stubborn build up. Rinse the bong well in fresh water and it’ll be as good as new!
Is the shipping and packaging discreet?
Ordering a Keith Haring bong is super exciting and you probably want to tell all of your smoking buddies about your new purchase (they’re definitely going to want to come over and try it out). Along with all the excitement, you may be feeling some anxiety too since you may not want the wrong people finding out about your love for Mary Jane. Luckily, you don’t have to worry since both our shipping and packaging is ultra discreet. Each order is hand picked and packaged in a plain box or mailer by our team of cannabis lovers at our warehouse in Dallas, Texas. We even go as far as using an unassuming business name on the shipping label and your credit card statement so that nosy neighbors, judgy roommates, uptight landlords, and tattletale siblings are left in the dark, even if they happen to get the mail before you do.