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Keith Haring


Film, 330 x 645 cm.
Materials: acrylic

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp, 121 Art Gallery (Inv. no. S0014).

Keith Haring not only triggered the revival of the New York art scene in the early eighties as a twenty-year-old street artist, but also almost single-handedly accomplished the canonization of graffiti into a legitimate artistic practice. In 1987 Haring held an exhibition in Gallery 121 in Antwerp and was invited to paint a wall mural in the M HKAFE. As a mix between art and street culture, the imagery of street culture is fused with century-old painting themes and symbols (the horse, the dog, Medusa) in a part of the museum that is not designed as a gallery but as a meeting point. An important inspiration for Haring while creating the mural was the work of Tanzania-born artist George Lilanga. This contribution is one of Haring’s few public European projects that have so resolutely survived the test of time.

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