Tony Shafrazi Gallery 1984

Tony Shafrazi Gallery 1984

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Exhibition - Pop art

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring made a name for himself in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City.

Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of outsider artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on bold, fluid outlines against a backdrop of dense, rhythmic images such as babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse.

In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug addiction, and the growing fear of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis.

Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is considered a leading figure in the New York East Village art scene of the 1970s and 1980s.

Photo : Tseng Kwong Chi - Model : Bill T. Jones - New York City

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