Keith Haring Lovebox- Artistic Gift & Emotional Messenger
A Keith Haring exclusive edition.
The Lovebox is a connected, messaging device that pairs with an app to go beyond regular communication and deliver special expressions of affection. This special version has been updated with a lacquered finish featuring iconic reproductions of artwork by Keith Haring. With the Photo version, you can send photos and colored messages, stickers, and drawings! Special digital Keith Haring images of the beloved Pop artist will be available on the Lovebox app exclusively for admins of the Keith Haring Lovebox to make the experience even more unique.
• Made in China
• Dimensions: 4.3″ x 4.3″ x 4.3″ (11 x 11 x 11 cm)
• Packaging: Plastic-free and Recyclable
• Production: Sustainably sourced
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.
It all started back in 2015 when Jean left for MIT in Boston to research robotics 🤓 while his fiancee Melodie stayed in France. He wanted to find a way to send not only messages, but his love regardless of the distance. That’s how Lovebox was born, built in a makerspace in France (that’s the cute wooden box on the left of the picture). When the makerspace’s visitors discovered the Lovebox, they thought this invention could not only help long-distance couples, but that it could help everyone send special marks of affection to all loved ones. Lovebox as a start-up was born with a unique mission: leverage technology to help people feel and express love.