Arts Editor: Christopher George
The Opera Gallery exhibits original art works from Keith Haring between June and July, during its American Icon exhibition, coinciding with the TATA Liverpool retrospective untill the 10th November.
Renowned artist and activist Keith Haring is at the forefront of this iconic exhibition alongside his close friends and fellow artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, collaborated to shock and amaze people all over the world with their accessible yet hard-hitting subjects and animated colourful artworks that explored the political chaos of this era.
Featured in SoEdited, Keith Haring's work is instantly recognised for its playful and almost child like style, while projecting hard hitting subject narratives and explicit actions of the human form. A style that has been constantly used through out the arts and medium of advertising.
On a mission to change the world, Haring used his platform to enable research and to raise awareness about AIDS. Using ideals from the 60s popular culture to inject positive symbols and political messages into creating evocative art for the masses
American Icons displays a large number of his best original works that epitomise his well-known absurdist style.
Though Haring tragically died from the AIDS epidemics of the 80s, his legacy and optimism lives on.
Thursday 20th June, 10am – 2pm
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