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Keith Haring : 31 subway drawings

Keith Haring : 31 subway drawings / Keith Haring ; Larry Warsh, Henry Geldzahler, Jeffrey Deitch, Carlo McCormick.
Haring, Keith
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2021]
  • ©2021

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  • Warsh, Larry
  • Geldzahler, Henry
  • Deitch, Jeffrey
  • McCormick, Carlo
  • Brooklyn Museum, host institution.
66 pages : illustrations (some color); 34 cm
A fascinating look at Keith Haring\u0027s New York City subway artwork from the 1980s. Celebrated artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) has been embraced by popular culture for his signature bold graphic line drawings of figures and forms. Like other graffiti artists in the 1980s, Haring found an empty canvas in the advertising panels scattered throughout New York City\u0027s subway system, where he communicated his socially conscious, often humorous messages on platforms and train cars. Over a five-year period, in an epic conquest of civic space, Haring produced a massive body of subway artwork that remains daunting in its scale and its impact on the public consciousness. Dedicated to the individuals who might encounter them and to the moments of their creation, Haring\u0027s drawings now exist solely in the form of documentary photographs and legend. Because they were not meant to be permanent-only briefly inhabiting blacked-out advertising boards before being covered up by ads or torn down by authorities or admirers-what little remains of this project is uniquely fugitive. Keith Haring: 31 Subway Drawings reproduces archival materials relating to this magnificent project alongside essays by leading Haring experts. Distributed for No More Rulers.
Alternative Title
31 subway drawings
  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Keith Haring: 1978-1982" at the Brooklyn Museum, March 16 - July 8, 2021.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Call Number
  • 069122997X
  • 9780691229973
  • 1247843587
  • on1247843587
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries