Today I attended the DeYoung Museum’s member preview of “Keith Haring: The Political Line.” This is the US premiere and is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, with supplemental loans from public and private collections. Several pieces have not been published or on public view since the artist’s death, in 1990.
The Political Line features more than 130 works, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulins and canvases, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings. The exhibition creates a narrative that explores Haring’s responses to nuclear proliferation, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, the AIDS crisis (which took his life) and other issues of deep personal concern.
The show opens to the public tomorrow and runs through February.
Posted by: TAWD on November 7, 2014