Keith Haring: 1978-1982 thrilled us this past Spring when installed at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition covered the artist's formative New York years, granting us opportunity to see how he developed in the downtown milieu and developed his unique, personal style.
If you've missed Haring the remainder of 2012, fear not. A major new investigation of the artist's work, titled The Political Line, opens in Paris in April. The show has distinct purpose: Revealing the power and purpose of Haring's art as visual diversity. Throughout his career, Haring took on a range of social issuesâ€”AIDS awareness and apartheid in South Africa among the most prominentâ€”and his emblematic signs and figures functioned boldly in expressing the need for change.
Haring first showed in Paris in 1984 as one of the featured artists in Figuration Libre France/USA. He took a shining to the city and often stayed, worked, and exhibited in France until his death. As such, Paris is a natural place for the latest Haring retrospective to launch.
The Political Line will run from April 19 through August 18, 2013 MusĂ©e dâ€™Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and is made possible by the support of Citizens of Humanity.