Keith Haring, the chalk virtuoso at the 104 and at the MAM

When two great contemporary art museums, the MAM and the 104, get together, the result is an exhibit dedicated to chalk artist Keith Haring (1958-1990).  250 of his works are presented to the public, including 20 large pieces.

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Keith Haring Untitled, 1984
Museum of Modern Art of Paris
Acrylic on wood 2 panels : 408 x 352 cm (together)
© Keith Haring Foundation

A hypnotic retrospective
The works by anticonformist artist Keith Haring are fascinating and show his desire to change the world.  Against capitalism, homophobia or racism, Apartheid or AIDS (from which he died), he wanted to make art visible to the world, make it public, and dreamed of social justice and freedom from the state.  With this mindset, he went down in to the New York subway to draw his “Subway Drawings”on the walls.  A true representant of Pop art and steet art, friends with the biggest names of the genre (among whom Jean-Michel Basquiat), Keith Haring is one of the best loved artists of his time and style.  The exhibit is on now!

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Keith Haring Untitled (Mask), january 1987
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Sammlung Marx, Berlin
Enamel on aluminum 190,5 x 134,6 x 53,3 cm
© Keith Haring Foundation

The “Keith Haring, the political line” exhibit is open from April 19 to August 18, 2013 at the MAM and at the 104.
The MAM is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm, night opening until 10pm on Thursdays.
The 104 is open Tuesday through Sunday  from 1pm to 7:30pm.
MAM rate: 11 €
104 rate: 8 €
Upon presentation of the MAM or 104 ticket you bought, get the lowest available rate (5,5€ ou 3€) at the other venue to visit the second part of the exhibit.

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Portrait of Keith Haring by Philippe Bonan
June 1989
© Photographer: Philippe Bonan

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Keith Haring Untitled, August, 25th, 1983
Private collection, courtesy Enrico Navarra, New York
Acrylic on vinyl canvas sheet 185,5 x 185,5cm
© Keith Haring Foundation

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM)
11, avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
France
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 67 40 00

Le CentQuatre (104)
5, rue Curial
75019 Paris
France
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 35 50 00

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