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working my way through the book since then first a friend my way through the book since then first a friend copy and then a copy from the libraryMy favorite piece early in the exhibit and in the book is an abstract painting in black and white and red blood with the caption Everybody knows where meat comes from It comes from the store That s the brilliance of this art the social commentary A lot of it was done during the AIDS crisis in NYC so a lot of the art is about thatAs far as the art too many penis depictions for my taste but otherwise reat fun It has a lot of whimsy and themes of social justice The art shines in the context of what the artist was trying to communicate particularly his street art Lots also re religion war racism technology capitalism and modern timesTrue political art I admire it For me Art as beauty Some of it yes some of it fun some of it likeable in context Importa. Exuberant profane witty and provocative the images in this book reveal the political dimension of Keith Haring's artistic concerns Through his raffiti drawings paintings sculptures "Murals Other Works Keith "and other works Keith created an immediately recognizable visual iconography that spoke to an enormous population ay and straight young and old male and female His importance in the annals of popu. .
Dieter Buchhart ´ 6 free readAt was a expansive I uess it could be termed talented painter Yet Haring was every bit as much the visionary His trademarks phallic dogs aliens TVs and yes penises are at
least as unmistakable as anything in Basuiat s oeuvre The other difference I see is perhapsas unmistakable as anything in Basuiat s oeuvre The other difference I see is perhaps by the way the two men met their tragically premature ends Basuiat died of a heroin overdose I sense throughout Basuiat s work but particularly in his later paintings a deep mistrust of himself A late Basuiat painting that has always haunted me is called Riding With Death as if the knew he had voluntarily otten on the ride Haring alternately caught AIDS the early 80s when no one saw it coming He knew he was dying when he painted his last works but I sense no rancor towards himself Indeed some of his last works were political statements demanding pressing state action to address the AIDS crisis 7092 H281b 2014. Including large scale paintings on tarpaulin and canvas sculptures and subway drawings Together they create a narrative that explores Haring's responses to nuclear disarmament racial ineuality capitalist excess environmental degradation and other prevalent social issues Essays and conversations with writers critics and art Dealers Round Out This Important round out this important of Haring's life career and passio. Nt work YesThe art also has a biographical film was "Excellent 4 Stars Gave Me "4 stars Gave me of interesting things to think about I definitely to pick up the Keith Haring Journals now to find out about his thinking It is practically impossible not to compare Haring with Basuiat Not only were the two young painters friends they came of age in the exact same milieu that of early 80s New York and both thus adopted the influences of Warhol raffiti the burgeoning hip hop scene and post punk no waveThis is not to say that one cannot see reat differences in their aesthetics Basuiat was a child of modernism and post modernism While those influences were present in Haring s work I would say he was most indebted to apocalyptic medieval art such as the work of Hieronymus Bosch Haring saw 1980s America as a hell scape with the demons of Reaganism violating humanity I would say that Basui. Lar culture is indisputable but little attention has been paid to his advocacy for social justice Haring's political perspective is the focus of this visually arresting selection of works that traces the artist's development and historical significance and ives new ravitas to his career Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco this book features than 130 works of art. .