Keith Haring fans! We didn’t get Art in the Streets, but we will be getting a large-scale Keith Haring exhibition in April of next year, the Brooklyn Museum announced today. Keith Haring: 1978-1982 will focus on Haring’s early career as a new transplant to New York.
According to the press release, the exhibit will include over 155 works on paper and 150 archival objects including sketchbooks, exhibition flyers, and some of Haring’s famous subway drawings.
Included in Keith Haring: 1978-1982 are a number of very early works that had previously never before been seen in public, twenty-five red gouache works on paper of geometric forms assembled in various combinations to create patterns; seven video pieces, including his very first, Haring Paints Himself into a Corner, in which he paints to the music of the band Devo, and Tribute to Gloria Vanderbilt; and collages created from cut-up fragments of his own writing, history textbooks, and newspapers that closely relate to collage flyers he created with a Xerox machine.
The exhibit will be on display till August 5th. Till then, here is a weird news segment from the 80s about Haring when he was starting to get really famous:
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