Mare139 Keith Haring Sculpture
This article was posted by Mare 139 1 Year, 2 weeks, 5 days, 12 hours, 41 minutes ago.
In remembrance of Keith Haring I am showing a sculpture I made and traded with him in 1986, he was one of the first to buy and collect my work and always encouraged me to continue sculpting. He was a kind person to me and many who knew him, always optimistic even in his moments of great struggle. HIs loss is a profound one but has left an enduring mark and influence on New Yorkers and Graffiti/Street Artists worldwide. His has been the blueprint for many both in fine art and commercial art too. I felt his influence as seen in my Bboy abstracts which I began in 2005 referring first to Modernism then by chance I came a cross a book of Keiths wk related to DJ and Dance culture, it was serendipitous that it reconnected me to my old friend as he was not my first influence but his work left an indelible imprint in my subconscious. As the years pass I have good memories about how generous he was at his shows and parties something many young and old artists still don’t understand, he celebrated the art and people first and let the business come second. As I do prepare for my show at Pratt Institute I feel he would be proud that we have an academic platform to showcase and discuss our art form and culture.
Saturday May 5th at Pratt Institute Manhattan
Saturday May 5th
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Artist talk with Alan Ket at 7p.m
CCPS gallery located on the 2nd floor of Pratt Manhattan
144 West 14th Street (near 7th Avenue)
Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat-Sun: 10am-4pm
© Mare 139 & 12ozProphet - Friday May 04, 2012