March 24, 2012

Good article on Keith Haring

The NY Times has an interesting article about the Haring show at the Brooklyn Museum. Just imagine what Haring might have accomplished if he lived a decade or two (or five) longer.

I remember being thunderstruck when he died at the age of 31. I couldn't believe it. He was a startlingly innovative genius.

5 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

I enjoyed that Keith. I could so easily live in a world filled only with writers and artists. [We'd send all the politicians to work in the fields, the good ones we'd let be barista's.]

writenow said...

Nice idea but unfortunately, it won't work. Even if you took the best artists and writers on a space trip to a new world meant only for writers and artists, they'd soon have non-artist, non-writer kids. And then they'd have to kick them out, which, mark my words, would cause a ruckus. So it's back to the drawing board.

Artichoke Annie said...

That's not exactly what I meant but OK, the drawing board is a good place to be. Happy weekend.

cm said...

I would love to see that exhibit. When I was at Long Island Jewish hospital a while back I was amazed to see Keith Haring murals on the walls and a commissioned sculpture outside the entrance. I also remember seeing his drawings on the sidewalks and subways in manhattan. Walking through the streets of Manhattan on the way to clubs I would find a drawing on the sidewalk. Amazing.

writenow said...

Hey, C. Yeah, I remember coming upon Haring's work on my way to work in the morning. The subway stop by my house was one of his regular haunts. And now that you mention it, I recall the sidewalk art too. Everything he did was magical. Go to the show!