Selected Writing: Essays

Haring – Art in Transit

Keith Haring’s introduction to “Art in Transit”
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Haring All-Over

Moses and the Burning Bush, 1985

The curator of this online exhibition discusses Haring’s use of “complex surface patterns and startling color combinations”.
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Heaven and Hell

An analysis of the darker side of Haring’s work.
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Introduction to Art in Transit

Henry Geldzhaler’s introduction to “Art in Transit”
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Keith Haring

“Ah, Keith Haring. It’s hard to speak of him without remembering that he died at the age of thirty-one.”
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Keith Haring and Czech Art

“Keith Haring is not unknown to artists in the Czech Republic… Haring’s drawings, paintings and prints became symbols of the new artistic energy of the 1980s. Nonetheless it is only now, more than 17 years after his death, that his first exhibition is taking place here [The Czech Republic].”
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Keith Haring: Art and Commerce

After nearly twenty years in business, Keith Haring’s Pop Shop closed last September. There was very little fanfare, yet many mourn the loss.
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Keith Haring: In The Moment

“For Haring, painting was an experience that at its best allowed him to transcend reality…. This was a radically different experience from the one that lay behind the culture of the tag, which entailed a monotonous affirmation of the writer’s ego, traced in clearly visible letters in every corner of the metropolis.”
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Keith Haring: The Diamond, the Elephant, and Marcel Duchamp

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty’, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. -John Keats Keith Haring’s Journals1 reveal a poet and a humanist who happens also to be an avant-garde artist, viz. a person …
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Keith Haring. A Great Artist, A True Friend

Dennis Hopper, Haring, Tony Shafrazi

Tony Shrafazi remembers Keith Haring and his first shows at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery.
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