Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

photo: Bill Timmerman ©1999

Scottsdale, AZ

480-994-2787

http://www.ScottsdaleArts.org/



 

Keith Haring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

 

The late Keith Haring (1958-1990) never failed to engage the public with his often political, sometimes whimsical, but always powerful, visual art. Unhesitating in his belief that art can be universally understood, Haring's work represents a celebration of life and humanity to be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life.


left to right: Yellow Arching Figure, 1985, painted steel measuring 78 x 208 x 121 inches, Collection of Martin and Janet Blinder, © Estate of Keith Haring; Blue Curling Figure, 1985, painted steel measuring 80 x 84 x 135 inches, Collection of Martin and Janet Blinder, © Estate of Keith Haring; Monkey Puzzle, 1988, acrylic on canvas, measuring 120 inches in diameter, Collection of Martin and Janet Blinder, © Estate of Keith Haring; Untitled No. 3, 1988, acrylic on canvas, measuring 60 x 60 inches, Collection of Martin and Janet Blinder, © Estate of Keith Haring


Now on view in the cathedral-like setting of the atrium gallery space at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) are the three large-scale figures that were included in a 1997 survey of his work, "Keith Haring on Park Avenue:" Yellow Arching Figure, 1985, painted steel measuring 78 x 208 x 121 inches, Blue Curling Figure, 1985, painted steel measuring 80 x 84 x 135 inches, and Red Dog, 1985, painted steel, measuring 162 x 127 x 12 inches. Also on view are three heroic-sized paintings by Haring: Monkey Puzzle, 1988, acrylic on canvas, measuring 120 inches in diameter; Untitled No. 3, 1988, acrylic on canvas, measuring 60 x 60 inches, and Untitled, 1985, acrylic on canvas, measuring 60 x 60 inches. All objects are on loan from the collection of Martin and Janet Blinder and are on display through August 15, 2000.

The works reflect Haring's position as one of the quintessential progenitors of New York City's visual language.

The exhibition is organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and curated by Debra L. Hopkins, Curator of Exhibitions.

 

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Drawing the Line: A Portrait of Keith Haring. From Kultur Video. An inside view of a controversial artist whose passion for the contemporary human condition was the fervor that drove his art.  In 31 years, Haring went from being an anonymous graffiti artist to being called the successor to Warhol and Lichtenstein.  Includes interviews with gallery owners and leaders of the international art scene. 30 minutes. (quote courtesy Plains Art Msueum)

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