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The guerrilla warfare strategy

Contemporary Art | The 104 exhibition retrospective at the Museum of modern art with more than 250 pieces under the banners of « Keith Haring, the Political Line » and « Keith Haring, les grands formats » is a lesson in communication.

Keith Haring au CENTQUATRE, Tokyo Pop Shop (Container) © Keith Haring Foundation, NY - Courtesy Lio malca - Marc Domage, 1998
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Keith Haring au CENTQUATRE, Tokyo Pop Shop (Container)
© Keith Haring Foundation, NY - Courtesy Lio malca - Marc Domage, 1998

Put your hands up, let your heart sing and your ideas soar. Keith Haring, a committed street artist has invented a visual vocabulary with messages conveyed through image in a joyful tone with swathes of colour that everyone can share in. He employs a guerrilla warfare strategy : invading urban space, and appropriating places exposed to the public eye (along urban motorways, on campuses, the Necker hospital tower, and on film posters) on a grand scale, playing on repetition (and since 1980, simple collages made from press cuttings and slogans). With his […]

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Keith Haring au CENTQUATRE, Tokyo Pop Shop (Container) © Keith Haring Foundation, NY - Courtesy Lio malca - Marc Domage, 1998 Keith Haring, Untitled No. 3, 1988 © The Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring au CENTQUATRE, Tokyo Pop Shop (Container)
© Keith Haring Foundation, NY - Courtesy Lio malca - Marc Domage, 1998

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