Monday, October 20, 2014

New York: The Keith Haring Foundation - 25th Anniversary

New York:  The Keith Haring Foundation - 25th Anniversary.  This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of The Keith Haring Foundation, established by the artist in 1989. The foundation perpetuates Haring's artistic and philanthropic legacy through the preservation and circulation of his artwork and archives, and by providing grants to children in need and those affected by HIV/AIDS. Its location was Haring's studio from 1985-1990.
Above.  Part of a series of 17 silkscreens titled "The Blueprint Drawings", they are based on original drawings he created in 1981, these silkscreens were the last series of prints Keith signed (in January 1990, one month prior to his death).
Please note: All Haring artwork copyright The Keith Haring Foundation.

The Keith Haring Foundation.  Julia Gruen worked as Keith's studio manager from 1984-1990 and about a year after he learned he had AIDS, he decided to establish a foundation, and he named her as its executive director.


The Keith Haring Foundation.  The images are the remnants or "ghosts" of paint that bled through un-stretched canvas tarpaulins that Keith hung directly on the wall in preparation for painting them. “He was clean, tidy and organized but those splotchy marks of paint on the floor are original and authentic, he left them here and they will remain here.” Julia adds in an interview to the Huffington Post.


The Keith Haring Foundation.    Cubes - Haring furniture manufactured under license by Creativando, Italy. Behind the Cubes, Kids' Chairs, manufactured under license by Vilac, France.

The Keith Haring Foundation.   A photograph of "Dancer Bill T. Jones” painted by Keith Haring, 1983. Photography by Tseng Kwong Chi copyright Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York. Artwork by Keith Haring copyright Keith Haring Foundation, New York.


The Keith Haring Foundation.  A selection of books from Keith’s bookcase and below catalogues from his exhibitions.

The Keith Haring Foundation.  The photograph of Keith aged thirteen by Allen Haring.  Photograph copyright Allen Haring. Chair manufactured under license by Creativando, Italy.

The Keith Haring Foundation.  Keith’s silver Nike sneakers.
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