Keith Haring 1978 – 1982 at Brooklyn Museum

Posted by The G on March 26, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Keith Haring.

Keith Haring Polaroids

If you’re a fan of Keith Haring and you are in the New York area, you’re about to hit the mother-lode.  The Brooklyn Museum has a fantastic exhibit of Keith Haring’s work focusing on the early part of his career from 1978 – 1982.  You’ll see sketches, journal pages, subway drawings, videos, still photos and many of these works have never been displayed in public before.

Partial view of a gigantic Keith Haring mural.

Videos from his time at the School of Visual Arts are also on display and if you’re a big Haring fan, you’ll be really excited to see footage of the infamous performance of Keith Haring “painting himself into a corner.”

Rare video footage of Keith Haring

Somehow, they were able to preserve dozens of Haring’s infamous subway drawings and there’s an entire room dedicated to the chalk drawings, including one that was done in collaboration with Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Keith Haring and Basquiat

Subway Collaboration between Keith Haring and Basquiat

Keith Haring


Clip Art by Keith Haring

Extreme Closeup

And make sure you exit through the gift shop as there is really cool Keith Haring merch available from magnets to dust rags to books to clothing.

Keith Haring: The Merch

You can also see more images on The Worley Gig.  Keith Haring 1978 – 1982 runs until July 8, 2012 on the 5th Floor of The Brooklyn Museum, located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, which is easily accessible from Manhattan via the 2 or 3 Trains to the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum exit. So Easy! Hours are Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM –10:00 PM and Friday–Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Phone: (718)638-5000 for Additional Information.

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  • Gail said,

    How did you get that cool shot of the polaroids? It looks great! xo