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Martin Lawrence Galleries Soho presents Important Works by Legendary Artist and Keith Haring

Nov 22 | Fri |
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Martin Lawrence Galleries Soho Proudly presents a Collection of Important Works by Legendary Artist and Social Activist Keith Haring, for the Entire Month of November

The MLG exhibition from 11/01/19 – 11/30/19 coincides with the Haring retrospective currently being showcased at the Tate Liverpool and offers collectors original paintings, and handmade print-graphics by Keith Haring

The exhibition works include Andy Mouse, a hand-signed silkscreen inspired by Haring's friendship with Andy Warhol and Growing a unique trial-proof hand-signed screenprint, among many others.

'You see, whatever I've done would not have been possible without Andy. Had Andy not broken the concept of what art is supposed to be, I just wouldn't have been able to exist.' – Keith Haring from Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography

Keith Haring was an American artist who intertwined social activism into every piece of work he produced. Unafraid to bring controversial topics such as sexuality, racism, and socioeconomic disparity into the forefront, Haring is still regarded as one of the most recognizable artists of the late 20th century and its upheavals.

Inspired by the cartoons of his childhood, his artistic style was deceptively simple, spontaneous, and universally relatable in its iconography - he was a natural visual storyteller. His characters were often repeated again and again in endless permutations, emphasizing specific themes through bold colors, patterns, figures, and symbols. Unfulfilled by commercial or corporate artistic environments, Haring decided to make the city of New York his home and attended The School of Visual Arts and made NYC his canvas and strived to make his work as accessible for the public as possible.

Through his community-based aspirations, Haring opened his Pop Shop, toured the globe, and collaborated with like-minded peers and colleagues like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Kenny Sharf and collaborated with celebrities like the singer Grace Jones. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1988, Haring’s prodigious career was brief, and he died of AIDS-related complications on February 16th, 1990, at the age of 31. Before his death, Haring established the Keith Haring Foundation, a non-profit committed to raising awareness of the illness through art programing and community outreach.

Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1988, Haring's prodigious career was brief, and he died of AIDS-related complications on February 16th, 1990, at the age of 31. Before his death, Haring established the Keith Haring Foundation, a non-profit committed to raising awareness of the illness through art programming and community outreach.

Martin Lawrence Galleries currently has on loan three spectacular works from our Haring collection to the Haring Exhibition at the Tate Liverpool. The works will then travel to The Center for Fine Arts (Bozar) in Brussels, followed by Museum Folkwang, Essen.

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