Keith Haring: 1978–1982

I had the opportunity to visit the exhibition of the early years of Keith Haring, one of the best-known American artists of the twentieth century at the Brooklyn Museum last week.

There you can visit the period where he moved to NY and started his studio practice. It’s amazing to see how crazy, young and full of energy he was.

He quickly became famous on the art scene and befriend very important people like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, which became crucial for his art development.

My favorite part is that he wasn’t only an artist doing his own art. He was curating exhibitions and acting as a facilitator for other artists as well. There’s a whole wall covered with posters that he was making himself to promote these exhibitions – they’re all a piece of art too!

You can visit the exhibition until July 8th.

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Deborah is known in Brazil as Tartaruga Feliz (Happy Turtle). She’s a self-taught illustrator and animator who is born in Brazil. She travels the world while working, and attributes it to the best experience she has had in her life so far. You can see more of her work on her website, and she just launched a new website, Garatujas Fantásticas with 3 of her friends that has exclusive content for kids in Brazil!

3 Replies to “Keith Haring: 1978–1982”

  1. Adrienne says:

    Thanks for the post! I’ll be in Brooklyn in June and will check it out!

  2. Cool Adrienne! I’m sure you’ll love it! 🙂

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