Keith Haring hit the New York Art Scene in the ‘80s and became a part of an integral community of artists who were changing the way people viewed art. Keith believed in making art accessible to everyone, this approach to public art garnered him a special connection with his admirers.
In 1986, Haring opened the famed Pop Shop in downtown Manhattan as an extension to his work – a way to reach out and make his fans a part of his vision. When the pop shop closed it’s doors in 2005, after almost 20 years, most wondered what would become of the interior, since Haring had covered almost every inch of the store in his trademark black & white hieroglyphic like doodles.
The Keith Haring Foundation gifted New-York Historical a piece of Haring’s Pop Shop painted ceiling, which was installed in the visitor center. Items from the Pop Shop itself are on display in the Luce Center.
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story via Art Nerd New York<