Spending the Day With Keith Haring

Brooklyn Museum is one of my favorite places to visit.

There are multiple exhibits going on at any given time.  This place makes for a wonderful family outing.

I mainly went to see the Keith Haring Exhibit…and boy what a treat.

Keith Haring: 1978-1982″ @ Brooklyn Museum

If you have ever seen his work you know how different it is for lack of better words. I will let you judge for yourselves.

A little info on Keith …

Keith Haring was born May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1978, and began using the city as his canvas, making chalk drawings in subway stations. In 1982, he had his first New York one-man show at the Shafrazi Gallery. A critical success, he soon became one of most popular artists of the time.

Haring “was a graffiti artist with a difference,” one critic wrote. “Instead of painting subway cars, he drew with white chalk on the black paper pasted on unused advertising spaces, working in a distinctive style that became widely known before anyone knew the artist’s identity. From these beginnings emerged a style of illustration that became known throughout the world and a mode of distribution that largely circumvented the traditional art gallery system.”

 In his later years, Haring became deeply involved in activism. He contributed artwork to hospitals and charity organizations, and in 1989, the year after he was diagnosed with AIDS, he founded the Keith Haring Foundation, which supports organizations involved in AIDS education and outreach.

He died on February 16, 1990, of AIDS-related complications.

See What Eye See…Enjoy the exhibit as I did.

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2 thoughts on “Spending the Day With Keith Haring

  1. I think Keith Haring’s work has inspired some of the photographic compositions my daughter enjoys creating. Wonderful to be allowed inside this exhibit through your lens, Nikki!

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