Keith Haring: Heaven and Hell

Keith Haring: Heaven and Hell
Library Shelf Location 18.HARI
Publication Date Nov 2001
Description The American painter and sculptor Keith Haring, who died in 1990, was undisputedly one of the most popular artists in the 20th century. More than ten years after his death, his output is still as important to younger artists as it is to the wider public. Therefore it seems all the more essential to present a profile of the less well-known Haring - looking beyond the Haring of the ubiquitous, world-famous cheerful matchstick figures. From his earliest days as an artist, Haring engaged with the meaning of death, suffering and violence, with the importance of religion and the afterlife in our own lives. It is only against this background that Keith Haring's positive, life-affirming "icons" can be properly understood. The main focus of this publication is on paintings and drawings from the artist's estate - some never previously published - and the rarely seen large-format pictures and wall hangings on the theme of Heaven and Hell.
ISBN 3775710825
Quantity 1
Pages 200
Editor Gotz Adriani
Format Hardcover
Publisher Hatje Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart and Berlin
Related Artist Keith Haring
Category Painting
Keywords Death, Icons, Afterlife, Heaven, Hell
Related Galleries Museum fur neue kunst ZKM Karlsruhe, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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