Keith Haring Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
April 10th, 2012
Fresh off the heels of presenting the controversial “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” The Brooklyn Museum is featuring another LGBT-interest exhibit, Keith Haring: 1978-1982. This is the first large-scale exhibit to explore Haring’s early career. With 155 works on paper, seven experimental videos, and over 150 archival objects (including rarely seen sketchbooks, posters, subway drawings, and photographs), viewers will get a first-hand glimpse of the artist’s extraordinary talent of perception and his ability to portray social commentary. By exploring the early years when Haring first moved to New York City from Pennsylvania, viewers can see Haring in a new light by marveling at his early inspirations—New York City architecture, pre-Columbian and African design, dance music, and the works of artists as diverse as Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock—all of which ultimately formed the iconography that is associated with Haring today. Catch the exhibit now through July 8.