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Keith Haring's shadow hangs over the Senseo

Keith Haring's shadow hangs over the Senseo

Yesterday I discovered the face of the artist David Hockney, however an old man of the old, and I realized that in reality I did not physically know most of the contemporary artists. Keith Haring, on the other hand, is a very familiar head even though his death dates back more than ten years. I have the impression that this face of eternal adolescent followed me throughout my youth. He ennobled Street Art, democratized contemporary art and died of AIDS at the age of 31 when his popularity rating was at its highest. All the conditions were there to make him a real star. Like Ben, this artist did not hesitate to make his work accessible through numerous licenses and derivative products. Who hasn't had their Keith Haring pencil or their Keith Haring diary or even their Keith Haring eraser? Beyond the controversy over the "commercialization" of an artist, it must be recognized that derivative products in the artistic field helps to broaden the audience and immortalize a work. Today Keith Haring (well, not him directly…) therefore signs his signature on two limited edition Senseos: the Senseo Quadrante in red and white and the Senseo Viva Cafe in black and white. These two Philips coffee makers will be the occasion for people of my age to remember the 80s and for the youngest, to discover a major artist.

Philips, Senseo Viva Cafe Keith Haring, HD 7826/61 (around € 100) and Senseo Quadrante Keith Haring, HD 7860/21 (around € 100)