New Exhibit Celebrates Keith Haring
March 04, 2013 | by —LIANA LOZADA
photograph courtesy of "Haring Miami" | Homepage
With their saturated colors and hieroglyphic-like graphics, the works of Keith Haring are some of the most recognizable in the world. His body of work not only captivates, it also serves as a time capsule for the era it was created, the 1980s, depicting issues such as drug addiction (see his 1986 Crack is Wack NYC mural) and AIDS, which the artist died of at age 31 in 1990. Haring was also one of the art world’s greatest champions of public art, creating more than 50 pieces around the world (many for charities and children’s organizations) that celebrated life’s subtle joys—dance, friendship, and unity.
This week (March 6-10), Haring’s life and art will fuel a weekend-long “Haring Miami” retrospective exhibit at the Moore Building in the Design District. With more than 200 pieces, there will be a number of never before seen works, as well as paintings relative to Haring’s imprint. The event kicks off on Wednesday night with a VIP opening party with bites by celebrity chef Adrianne Calvo, a premium bar, a complimentary show catalogue, and multi-day exhibit access. Partygoers will also be among the first to enjoy sips inside the nationally touring Veuve Clicquot Airstream Champagne Lounge. VIP tickets are $250 per person. “Haring Miami” will open to the public on Thursday; tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 4040 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami