I used to be shopping the shop at MoMA once I noticed this curious object: a Keith Haring Polaroid digital camera. It’s fairly cool, I suppose; I like how the long-lasting crawling child is on the entrance and the black-and-white line drawings are on the again. However my first thought was: what’s the purpose? Is it only a case of the artist’s property in search of a licensing deal? However I discovered that there’s a twist to it that I believe makes it extra fascinating – reasonably than simply having Keith Haring’s imagery on the digital camera, one can even purchase “Keith Haring Edition” film packs, which even have Keith Haring designs on the precise print edges. It’s a novel concept for positive, I don’t recall seeing Polaroid do something like this with different artists earlier than.
It undoubtedly appears to be a preferred product, as each the digital camera and the movie seem like bought out, each on the MoMA retailer web site in addition to the Polaroid website. I ponder in the event that they’ll produce extra? Perhaps I ought to have purchased that one on the MoMA retailer once I had the possibility! Trying again, I keep in mind actually wanting to purchase a Keith Haring Swatch watch after they got here out within the late Eighties, however not having $100 (on the time) to purchase it – now I see them promoting on-line for $1,000 or extra.