Item #6116 Iso Restaurant [Banner]. Keith Haring.

Iso Restaurant [Banner]

New York: Iso Restaurant, [1985]. Blue cloth banner. 14 x 36 in. Near fine, some loose threads to unhemmed edge, heavy creases from being stored folded, else clean. Item #6116

Haring designed this logo for his favorite East Village sushi restaurant Iso, which was opened in 1984 by sushi chef Iso and his wife Miyaki. Haring’s logo, featuring diving dolphins, humans, and mermaids, was used on their uniforms, restaurant décor, and merchandise. Haring was a regular at the restaurant, often dining there with friends such as Madonna and Tseng Kwong Chi.

Remarkably scarce piece of ephemera exemplifying cross pollination between New York’s downtown arts and culinary scenes.