Licensing

THE USE OF COMMERCIAL PROJECTS HAS ENABLED ME TO REACH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHOM I WOULD NOT HAVE REACHED BY REMAINING AN UNKNOWN ARTIST.  I ASSUMED, AFTER ALL, THAT THE POINT OF MAKING ART WAS TO COMMUNICATE AND CONTRIBUTE TO CULTURE.
– Keith Haring

The Keith Haring Foundation owns the international copyright to artworks created by Keith Haring.  The Foundation oversees the reproduction of Keith Haring artwork and protects its intellectual property against unauthorized use.  Any intended use of Keith Haring artwork must be cleared and authorized by the Keith Haring Foundation in advance of its use.

The Foundation is committed to continuing Keith Haring’s desire to make his work accessible to a wide audience and to perpetuate the dissemination of his images in academic and popular culture through books and catalogs, editorial reproductions, products, and promotions.   Revenues generated through licensing support the Foundation’s grant making activities.

The Foundation works with a broad range of product manufacturer and marketers.  Some highlights include projects with Comme Des Garcons, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Vilac, and Adidas.

To see examples of these projects, and learn more about the Foundation’s commercial licensing program, please visit www.artestar.com

If you are interested in using Keith Haring artwork for a product or promotion please contact David Stark, at dstark@artestar.com or by phone at (212) 627-7242.

For all other rights and reproduction requests please go to our contact page and choose “Rights and Reproduction” from the “Choose Topic” drop down list when you fill out the form.