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Keith Haring at Gladstone Gallery
It is Barbara Gladstone who first commissioned subway graffiti artist Keith Haring to make a series of lithographs, almost three decades ago. This long and close association between the artist and the gallerist is celebrated today with this show, which opened on Wednesday at GLADSTONE GALLERY.
Here, visitors can admire some the artist's never-seen-before pieces. For instance, the three monumental paintings done during a live dance performance by Bill T. Jones in 1982 were shown for the first time. These paintings possess a particular visual rhythm; no music other than Haring's brushstroke sounds on the canvas accompanied Jones' moves. On display are also two series of early drawings taken from the artist's sketchbook, which reveal Haring's taste for early 20th century abstract expressionism, and erotic and comic figures.
The exhibition runs through July 1st.
530 W 21st St.
New York, NY 10011