Marcel Duchamp was born on July 28, 1887. This photo shows Keith sitting outside of the North Wing Pediment of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The rectangle outlined in silver above Keith’s head is the window to the Duchamp Gallery. Not part of the original building, the window was created at the request of Marcel Duchamp as part of his directed placement for his work The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass). Learn more about this work and the amazing Duchamp collection housed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art here.
Keith Haring loved sneakers and wore them everywhere, all the time, whether working with Grace Jones for her performance at the Paradise Garage in 1985, or painting the Berlin Wall in 1986. We know he would be psyched to see The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Brooklyn Museum, which opens today and runs through October 4. It looks amazing! To learn more about the exhibition visit the Brooklyn Museum website and be sure to see the show.
Memphis jookin’ dance icon Lil Buck explores the dynamics of Haring’s art and writing as a vehicle that inspires his own movement. A special collaboration produced by the Aspen Institute Arts Program and the de Young, directed by Damian Woetzel.