FINE LINE

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture -

Keith Har­ing against the world. Art faces off against racial in­equal­ity, ex­cesses of cap­i­tal­ism, and en­vi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion in a spec­tac­u­lar Keith Har­ing ex­hi­bi­tion at the De Young Fine Arts Mu­seum of San Fran­cisco. ‘The Po­lit­i­cal Line’ is a jour­ney of Har­ing’s re­sponses to is­sues he took per­son­ally, such as nu­clear pro­lif­er­a­tion and racism. 130 works by the late artist in­clude large-scale paint­ings, sculp­tures, and even his sub­way draw­ings.

To­wards the end of his life, much of Har­ing’s work were art­ful mes­sages about the dis­ease that took his life. He fought tire­lessly to spread aware­ness of AIDS through his work. To­day, the Keith Har­ing Foun­da­tion car­ries on his le­gacy, hop­ing to con­tinue his artis­tic vi­sion and ac­tively cre­ate con­scious con­ver­sa­tions with re­gard to AIDS. Un­til Fe­bru­ary 16. www.deyoung.famsf.org

1985, Keith Har­ing

1982, Keith Har­ing

Un­ti­tled,

Andy Mouse,

Self Por­trait,

1985, Keith Har­ing

Si­lence = Death, 1989, Keith Har­ing

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