This exhibition explores Keith Haring’s principle belief, one that rejected the existence of art as solely exclusive to the rich, and celebrates love above racial, religious, and gender differences. In the early 1980’s, Haring began to draw on empty advertising boards in the New York subway system, risking potential arrest for vandalism, all with his own motto and belief in mind—art is for everybody. Over the next five years, this project, entitled Subway Drawings, turned commuters into art viewers, making him the talk of the town. In Kutztown, Pennsylvania, young Keith Haring grew up drawing with his father, and much like everyone else in town, went to church every Sunday.
The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection中村キース・ヘリング美術館
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