Bit as much the #visionary His trademarks phallic ogs aliens TVs and yes Penises Are At Least are at least unmistakable as #His trademarks phallic Alien Disclosure at Area 51 dogs aliens TVs and yes penises are at least as unmistakable as in Basuiat s oeuvre The otherifference I see is perhaps inspired by the way the *two men met their tragically premature ends basuiat *men met their tragically premature ends Basuiat of a heroin overdose I sense throughout Basuiat s work but particularly in his later paintings a eep mistrust of himself A late Basuiat painting that has always haunted me is called Riding With Death as if the artist knew he had voluntarily gotten on the ride Haring alternately caught AIDS in the early 80s when no one saw it coming He knew he was ying when he painted his last works but I sense no rancor towards himself Indeed some of his last works were political statements Alchemic demanding pressing state action to address the AIDS crisis I saw the exhibit at the museum and I ve been working my way through the book since then first a fri. Lar 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'sevelopment and historical significance and gives new gravitas to his career Accompanying a major exhibition at the e Young museum in San Francisco this book features than 130 works of art. End s copy and then a copy from the libraryMy 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 #blood with the caption Everybody where meat comes from It comes from the store That s the brilliance of this art the social commentary A lot of it was one uring the AIDS crisis in NYC so a lot of the
art is about thatAs far as the art too many penis epictions for my taste but otherwise great fun It has is about thatAs far as the art too many penis epictions for my taste but otherwise great fun It has lot of whimsy and themes of social justice The art shines in the context of what the artist was trying to communicate particularly his street art Lots also re artist was trying to communicate particularly his street art Lots also re war racism technology capitalism and modern timesTrue political art I admire it For me Art as beauty Some of it yes some of it fun some of it likeable in context Important work YesThe art exhibit also has a biographical film which was excellent 4 stars 7092 H281b 2014. Including large scale paintings on tarpaulin and canvas sculptures and subway rawings Together they create a narrative that explores Haring's responses to nuclear Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change disarmament racial ineuality capitalist excess environmentalegradation and other prevalent social issues Essays and conversations with writers critics and art ealers round out this important analysis of Haring's life career and passio. ,
Gave me a lot of interesting things to think about I efinitely want to pick up the Keith Haring Journals now to find out about his thinking It is practically impossible not to compare Haring with Basuiat 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 waveThis is not to say that one cannot see great ifferences in their aesthetics Basuiat was a child of modernism and post modernism While those influences #were present in Haring s work I would say he was #present in Haring s work I would say he was indebted to apocalyptic medieval art such as the work of Hieronymus Bosch Haring saw 1980s America as a hell scape with the emons of Reaganism violating humanity I would say that Basuiat was a expansive I guess it could be termed talented painter Yet Haring was every. Exuberant profane witty and provocative the images in this book reveal the political Intro to Alien Invasion dimension of Keith Haring's artistic concerns Through his graffiti inspiredrawings 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 an enormous population gay and straight young and old male and female His importance in the annals of .