This Keith Haring artwork embodies the dizzying energy and sense of possibility that existed in the cultural scene of New York at the time. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and …
Also drawn to the public and participatory nature of Christo’s work, in particular Running Fence, and by Andy Warhol’s unique fusion of art and life, Haring was determined to devote his career to creating a truly public art. Haring was swept up in the energy and spirit of this scene and began to organize and participate in exhibitions and performances at Club 57 and other alternative venues. His white chalk drawings could often been found on the blank poster marquees in New York’s public spaces and subways.
He began to create drawings in white chalk upon these blank paper panels throughout the subway system.
Between 1980 and 1989, Keith Haring achieved international recognition, participating in numerous group and solo shows and producing more than 50 public artworks from New York to Paris. The Keith Haring Database is indexed by date and genre.
Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist known for his illustrative depictions of figures and symbols. He was highly sought after to participate in collaborative projects ,and worked with artists and performers as diverse as Madonna, Grace Jones, Bill T. Jones, William Burroughs, Timothy Leary, Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol. Haring considered the shop to be an extension of his work and painted the entire interior of the store in an abstract black on white mural, creating a striking and unique retail environment. Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988. Since his death, Haring has been the subject of several international retrospectives. 4e | Paris | France It stands out as a rare example of a species that is divergent from his more usual humans, dogs, dolphins or serpents. Among the largest of Haring's sculptures, the elephant is also unusually constructed of a different material than Haring's more typical use of aluminum, terra cotta or plaster for sculpture. Finarte
Oct 30, 2020, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Denver Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
In New York, Haring found a thriving alternative art community that was developing outside the gallery and museum system, in the downtown streets, the subways and spaces in clubs and former dance halls. His first solo exhibition in New York.was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981. Haring also held drawing workshops for children in schools and museums in New York, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Bordeaux, and produced imagery for many literacy programs and other public service campaigns. In addition to being impressed by the innovation and energy of his contemporaries, Haring was also inspired by the work of Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Alechinsky, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Robert Henri’s manifesto The Art Spirit, which asserted the fundamental independence of the artist. In 1982, he made his Soho gallery debut with an immensely popular and highly acclaimed one-man exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. In April 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in Soho selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons and magnets bearing his images. In 1989, he established the Keith Haring Foundation, its mandate being to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children’s programs, and to expand the audience for Haring’s work through exhibitions, publications and the licensing of his images. The shop was intended to allow people greater access to his work, which was now readily available on products at a low cost. Mar 07,2020 Find artworks by Keith Haring (American, 1958 - 1990) on MutualArt and find more works from galleries, museums and auction houses worldwide. Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist known for his illustrative depictions of figures and symbols. While in Pittsburgh, Haring continued to study and work on his own and in 1978 had a solo exhibition of his work at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center. During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring’s work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. $2,328,684 - 3,253,413 Shop Art.com for the best selection of Keith Haring wall art online! Est. Philadelphia, PA 19130, General: 215.685.0750 He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. This work is executed in Keith Haring's unique graphic style, featuring several recurring motifs in his work such as the radiant heart-love, cartoon-like figures outlined by thick black lines and vibrant lines depicting energy or motion. Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, UNTITLED, 1982 View Keith Haring’s 8,381 artworks on artnet.
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