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Keith Haring Balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


Debuting at this years Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a 48-foot tall balloon titled Figure with Heart by the late artist Keith Haring. The balloon is based on Haring's ink on paper drawing, Untitled (Figure with Heart), 1987 and will be part of the Macy's Parade's Blue Sky Gallery series, which aims to "inject contemporary art into a pop culture phenomenon". (Pop Art In The Sky) The Blue Sky Gallery series began in 2005 with Humpty Dumpty by Tom Otterness, preceded by “Rabbit” by Jeff Koons in 2007. To learn more about the artist Keith Haring visit the Library and look through our books in the online catalog, as well as go to the Keith Haring Foundation website at Also take a walk down to Houston Street and Bowery to look at a recreation of a mural done by Haring in the summer of 1982. All in celebration of what would have been his 50th Birthday. So, Cheers to Keith and a Happy Thanksgiving to all…


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Haring murals

<a href="">The Carmine Street Mural</a> is another great one to check out, just steps from the Hudson Park Branch.

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