Keith Haring: The Political Line

Keith Haring The Political Line Exuberant profane witty and provocative the images in this book reveal the political dimension of Keith Haring s artistic concerns Through his graffiti inspired drawings paintings sculptures mu

  • Title: Keith Haring: The Political Line
  • Author: Dieter Buchhart Julian Cox Robert Farris Thompson Julian Myers-Szupinska Julia Gruen
  • ISBN: 9783791354101
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Exuberant, profane, witty, and provocative, the images in this book reveal the political dimension of Keith Haring s artistic concerns Through his graffiti inspired drawings, paintings, sculptures, murals, and other works, Keith Haring created an immediately recognizable visual iconography that spoke to an enormous population gay and straight, young and old, male and femExuberant, profane, witty, and provocative, the images in this book reveal the political dimension of Keith Haring s artistic concerns Through his graffiti inspired drawings, paintings, sculptures, murals, and other works, Keith Haring created an immediately recognizable visual iconography that spoke to an enormous population gay and straight, young and old, male and female His importance in the annals of popular 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 gives new gravitas to his career Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, this book features than 130 works of art, 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 inequality, capitalist excess, environmental degradation, and other prevalent social issues Essays and conversations with writers, critics, and art dealers round out this important analysis of Haring s life, career, and passion.

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    1 thought on “Keith Haring: The Political Line”

    1. I saw the exhibit at the museum and I’ve been working my way through the book since then, first a friend’s copy and then a copy from the library.My 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 that. [...]

    2. It is practically impossible not to compare Haring with Basquiat. 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, graffiti, the burgeoning hip-hop scene, and post-punk/ no-wave.This is not to say that one cannot see great differences in their aesthetics. Basquiat was a child of modernism and post-modernism. While those influences were present in Haring's work, I would say he was [...]

    3. Gave me a lot of interesting things to think about! I definitely want to pick up the Keith Haring Journals now, to find out more about his thinking.

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