Friday, September 4, 2020
[Updated] The Keith Haring sculpture is currently MIA outside 51 Astor Place
The Keith Haring sculpture — "Self Portrait" from 1989 — is no longer on its perch outside the DeathStar, aka 51 Astor Place. It has been MIA all week. No word on whether this is a temporary or permanent departure.
We reached out to the Keith Haring Foundation (see below)... and we'll see if anyone at No. 51 has an answer.
The sculpture arrived in December 2014...
Updated 2 p.m.
Word is the sculpture is being repaired and will return this fall.
Updated 9 p.m.
"The sculpture has been removed for minor conservation work, and will be reinstalled after this work is complete," Annelise Ream, director of collections at the Keith Haring Foundation, told me in an email. "We do not yet have a confirmed date for the return of the sculpture, as there may be some delays in light of the ongoing pandemic."