Sunday, June 20, 2021

Keith Haring was here: New exhibit captures work on Puerto Rican beach in 1986

Photos of Keith Haring's art in San Juan circa 1986 is the subject of a new exhibit this evening at Village Works, the gallery space at 90 E. Third St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue. 

Per the listing:
The collection of photographs was taken in December 1986 of Keith Haring's public art. Haring executed this beach wall mural in early Summer 1986 on the Condado Beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. D.C. Larue photographed details of the work over the December 1986 holiday season. The mural had been weathered over the months by the sand, wind and rain and the effect beautifully resonated with Larue. 
In February 1987, a hurricane washed the entire retaining wall the mural was on into the sea. The photographs were authenticated by the Keith Haring Foundation for D.C. Larue in 1993.
The opening reception is tonight from 7-10 ... with the closing taking place July 1 from 7-10 p.m. 

Thanks to Clare for the tip!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

would like to see the show but not stepping foot in that place as they claim to bee a book club/gallery they have parties in the yard and disturb neighbors and are obnoxious