Painted in 1986, the mural was covered up with aluminum siding three years later and has only just been brought back to light.
A Guide to Finding Keith Haring’s Work in His Hometown
The artist, who after moving to New York would introduce himself as ‘Keith from Kutztown,’ left an indelible mark on his hometown.
Keith Haring and Ancient Egypt Connect at Frieze Masters
A joint booth by Salon 94 and Antiquarium Ltd. juxtaposes Ancient Egyptian art with contemporary works, foremost among them Haring’s hieroglyphic sculptures and prints.
How the New Bowery Wall Commission Puts Rape Culture on Display
The latest artist commissioned to paint the influential Soho wall is a man who has bragged about his predatory sexual behavior.
A Decade of New York City Art and Disco in 10 Tracks
Recent books by Tim Lawrence and Douglas Crimp underline the close relationship between the New York art scene of the 1970s and ’80s and that most unjustly maligned of musical movements, disco.
Longing for Keith Haring’s Lighthearted Penises
It may seem unusual to uphold a book of penis drawings as a significant art-historical moment, but Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks creates an unignorable link between Haring’s early work and his homosexuality.
Keith Haring Envisions Manhattan as a Kingdom of Penises
Manhattan is full of dicks. Keith Haring, perhaps the most famous 1980s pop and graffiti artist to come out of New York’s downtown scene, knew this well.
A Guide to New York City’s Historic Artist Studios
In New York City’s constantly changing urban landscape, artist studios can be ephemeral.
Art that Acknowledges Death Without Showing the Body
Every autumn in New York, leaves fall, grass turns brittle, and people are reminded of death.
Keith Haring in Corn, and Other Artistic Thanksgiving Plates
This Thanksgiving, up your plating game and with some artist-inspired dishes courtesy of San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein.
Trump’s Menstrala Art Moment: A Short History of Election Art
In certain parlors, the mixing of art and politics is considered vulgar. If so, then vulgarity reigns supreme in the memory of recent presidential elections.
How a Queer Asian Artist Infiltrated the New York Scene Through Dress-Up and Self-Portraiture
As an Asian boy growing up middle-class in America, I was taught assimilation was key.