KEITH HARING, Spraypaint on plywood, 1983
Chalk drawings in the subway and graffiti drawings from the urban street scene of New York; they all voiced this neo pop artist’s earliest cries for social commitment. Keith Haring opens a pop shop with this objective in mind. Joy and misery, as well as love and death are the themes in his oeuvre. Both Haring himself and his art are characterized by their simplicity. Therefore, Haring chooses to paint everyday things, thus erasing the gap between art and pop culture.
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