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“Keith Har­ing: The Po­lit­i­cal Line” is the first ma­jor Har­ing show on the West Coast in nearly two decades and the first Amer­i­can ex­hibit to ex­plore the po­lit­i­cal mag­ni­tude of the artist’s work. Known for its sim­ple, car­toon­ish style, his work is heav­ily in­flu­enced by graf­fiti art and pop cul­ture im­agery. The more than 130 works, in­clud­ing large-scale paint­ings on tar­pau­lins and can­vases, sculp­tures and a col­lec­tion of sub­way draw­ings, ad­dress is­sues like nu­clear pro­lif­er­a­tion, racial in­equal­ity and the pit­falls of cap­i­tal­ism. Har­ing’s short but pro­lific ca­reer was based in New York, but his work has long been a part of San Francisco’s cul­ture, and you can find many of his mu­rals and sculp­tures on dis­play at venues through­out the city, in­clud­ing the out­door sculp­ture “Un­ti­tled ( Three Danc­ing Fig­ures)” on the cor­ner of Third and Howard streets. —Zachary Clark de Young Mu­seum, 50 Hagi­wara Tea Gar­den Dr.,

415.750.3600, deyoung.famsf.org

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