The show is divided into six thematic sections. “The Political Line” opens with a survey of Haring’s art in public spaces, then moves on to his subway drawings of 1980-85, works dealing with mass media and technology, racism and other forms of discrimination, capitalism and consumerism, and the “eco-cide” of industrial pollution and other threats to the planet.
After a decade of art making, his trajectory was tragically cut short by AIDS in 1990 when he was 31 years old. But his easily recognizable work of strong lines and kinetic nature still makes an impact.
After listening to the recommendations of my husband, who is a big fan of Keith Haring, I was surprise by the amount of work and different formats the artist explore through his career, and the big influence Andy Warhol had on his life. He also became the theme of many works including Andy Mouse (picture below). Keith learned so much from Warhol about repeating images and expanding the art image into new channels.
Here you can enjoy some photos of the exhibit, and if you are in San Francisco, it's open until the 16th of February 2015.
Photos by Sara Ibanez