Keith Haring Anniversary Show at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York


Installation view, Keith Haring 20th Anniversary. February 13 – April 3, 2010. Photograph: James Walton, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 2010. Courtesy: Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York.

Tony Shafrazi Gallery is holding an exhibition of works
by Keith Haring which celebrate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the
artist born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Haring died in 1990 of AIDS-related
complications. Haring achieved his first public attention with chalk drawings in
the subways of New York.
The exhibitions were filmed by the
photographer Tseng Kwong Chi. Around this time, “The Radiant baby” became his
symbol. His bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures carry strong messages
of life and unity. Starting in 1980, he organized exhibitions in Club 57. He
participated in the Times Square Exhibition and drew, for the first time,
animals and human faces. In 1981 he sketched his first chalk drawings on black
paper and painted plastic, metal and found objects. On view through 3
April, 2010.