Keith Haring : The Political Line - the exhibition catalogue from The de Young, San Francisco available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Keith Haring : The Political Line

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'one of the most important books on Haring since the publication of the Whitney Museum of American Art's retrospective catalogue in 1997' - Choice

A richly illustrated book exploring Haring's political perspective through more than 130 works of art

Through his graffiti-inspired drawings, paintings, sculptures, murals, and other works, Keith Haring created an immediately recognisable visual iconography that spoke to an enormous population - gay and straight, young and old, male and female. His importance in the annals of popular culture is indisputable, but little attention has been paid to his advocacy for social justice. Haring's political perspective is the focus of this visually arresting selection of works that traces the artist's development and historical significance and gives new gravitas to his career.

Accompanying a major exhibition at the de Young museum in San Francisco, this book features more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulin and canvas, sculptures, and subway drawings. Together they create a narrative that explores Haring's responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, capitalist excess, environmental degradation, and other prevalent social issues. Essays and conversations with writers, critics, and art dealers round out this important analysis of Haring's life, career, and passion.

  • Author: Dieter Buchart
  • Hardcover: 256 pages | 150 illustrations
  • Date published: August 2014
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3791354101
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.5 cm

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