Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum
June 4 2012
Last week, RxArt enjoyed a private tour of Keith Haring: 1978-1982, currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum. Hosted by Artnet, the tour was led by Gracie Mansion, one of the first art dealers to set up shop on the Lower East side in the 1980’s and currently the Senior Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art at Artnet.
The exhibition spans Haring’s career from when he first arrived in New York City through when he opened his studio and started to create public and political art on the street. The exhibition includes 155 works on paper, videos of Haring at work, and over 150 archival objects, including rarely seen sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs.