Keith Haring at Pace Prints
Keith Haring, often called “the Michelangelo of the New York City subway,” was formative in changing the face of New York City by legitimizing graffiti as an art form.
Pace Print’s exhibition of Haring’s prints and small-scale multiples focuses on prints created between 1983 and 1990 and feature his iconic graphic figures – dogs, dancers, and figures – in motion. The production of prints was an essential part of Haring’s work; as Pace Prints states, “He believed in the inherent democracy of creating limited editions that could extend the reach of his imagery in an attainable and affordable manner.”
“My contribution to the world is my ability to draw,” Haring famously said. “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.”
The exhibition includes a pop-up shop; items were created in collaboration with fashion designers Nicholas Kirkwood and Patricia Field. Keith Haring is open until December 3rd – see it while you still can!
Keith Haring at Pace Gallery, 421 w 25th st 4th fl
Open Oct 14, 2011 – Dec 3, 201, http://paceprints.com/