In LIVING Color: Keith Haring in SF

November 14, 2014 6:04 PM

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Current day San Francisco seems to be housing a creative rush, more than ever. Not just the land for apps, but a hotbed for true artist types, who are re-emerging as part of the Bay Area's 2.0 tech-renaissance movement. It's simultaneously wonderful and ironic to see Keith Haring's work displayed in a museum. In his lifetime, Haring never had the privilege to experience his work being glorified by the art-business communities. So kudos to the de Young! Thankfully, he embedded his essence, for eternity, through highly social-political creations.

During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, graffiti artist Keith Haring's work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. Under the radar in NYC's downtown scene, he was highly hunted to participate...

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