The Keith Haring exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is one of surreal excellence. The Keith Haring Foundation has done such a great job preserving college notebooks and thesis assignments of Mr. Haring’s some which date back as far as 1980. The original subway throwups and paintings have such raw and incredible taste as you can still see the drips due to agile and swift strokes that date as far back as 25 years ago.
One element of Keith Haring’s collection I was fully unaware of was his collage pieces, where newspaper headline clippings were altered and con screwed to make funny and thought provoking title pages.
Keith was a pop culture icon from the mid-80s until his untimely death in 1990 and toured the world doing murals in hospitals, schools and child care facilities. Keith was also eager to collaborate with artist such as Jean- Michel Basquiat and Angelo Ortiz also known as LA II.
Keith is a hero to me as an artist as his art stood for so much it is impossible to put a stamp on it. I had the honor of studying his pieces for an Advanced Art course in High School and since then have been impressed. I advise everyone to go check out this exhibit here’s the info below. Peace.
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