“I was very interested in the tactile experience of drawing that is very different than drawing with a computer…This displacement of image and action [on the computer] creates a new problem to be solved by the “drawer”.
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"I lived in New York during the early ’80s, a very special unique time of creativity in New York. I was a regular at a place called Club 57 in the basement of a Polish church on St. Marks in the East Village. It was a creative laboratory that would change night after night with themes and happenings. One night there would be an art opening and then another night there would be bands, films or a crazed theme party. Many talented and fun people developed their art at Club 57 throughout this time. The following photographs capture some of these memorable people through portraits or at the various events:” click here for more
Focusing strictly on the early years, the exhibition offers a glimpse into the artist’s manifold maturing process. In doing so, Keith Haring: 1978-1982 offers the public a chance to view Haring and his work in a new light. Many of the pieces reflect his interest in interdisciplinary aesthetic strategies and the pulsating culture of the time.
How about painting a mural for your next full check-up? Or giving a concert for the next refill of your necessary scrip? Well, such bartering for treatment is the norm through the Artist Access program at Woodhull Hospital. If you have artistic talent (of almost any kind, really), and you’re earning less than a school teacher, chances are you’ll be able to trade for some healthcare at the North Brooklyn hospital.
Artist Kenny Scharf restored a Keith Haring mural (1985) back to its former glory in Brazil last month.
Thank you, Kenny.
In 1986 the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in West Berlin asked Keith to paint a 350 foot wall mural. It was a rousing media event. Writers from the New York Times, The Herald Tribune, Time and People Magazine, as well as, television networks from all over the world were there to get a glimpse of Keith at work. Keith spoke of this occasion for his authorized biography by John Gruen (Prentice Hall Press, 1991):
“I decided on a subject, which is a continuous interlocking chain of human figures, who are connected at their hands and their feet –the chain obviously representing the unity of people as against the idea of the wall. I paint this in the colors of the German flag–black, red and yellow.”