Thursday, April 24, 2008

Keith Haring's Mural, Painted Over

We all have experienced, as an artist or as a curious onlooker, that some of our favorite pieces of street art eventually fade, are painted over, or vandalized by other so called "artists". Fortunately, this was not the case with Haring's mural on Houston St./Bowery in New York City.
The Keith Haring Foundation, Deitch Projects, and Goldman Properties have hired a group of artists to recreate, or repaint, the mural in it's original form, using various photographic documentations of the original mural to bring it as original as possible.
I have to say, for someone who has been a fan of Haring and looked at his work as extensively as myself-the job was well done. Not only are the colors as brighter than before, but if Keith were still around, i'm sure he would be extremely flattered.

The mural is set to debut as finished on May 4th, which would have been his 50th birthday, and set to stay up until New Years Eve until it is sadly repainted by the city, once again and forever.

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