haring etalage

Keith HARING – 1984 – oil on canvas – 457x 152 cm

This socially engaged neo-pop artist represents the argument that is always present in his oeuvre in the form of a message. Man is daily confronted with both happiness and difficulties. Haring knew from 1984 onwards that he was going to die from aids. In his work, love and death become recurrent themes that are spread all over the world. Heaven and Hell is a skilful portrayal of his inner emotions. Eros and Thanatos dictate the daily life of this philanthropic artist, who propagates his oeuvre of concealed suffering in a bitter and cynical manner.