Showing posts with label Keith Haring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Keith Haring. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A sticky situation this morning at the Keith Haring sculpture on Astor Place

Photo by Lola Sáenz 

A new day dawned at the Keith Haring's "Self Portrait" on Astor Place at Third Avenue ... with stickers (featuring a QR code for some film project) all over the sculpture ... 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Keith Haring's 'Self Portrait' returns to Astor Place undercover of the night

Keith Haring's "Self Portrait" has returned to Astor Place at Third Avenue... EVG reader 8E shares these photos of workers putting the sculpture back in place last night...
Workers removed "Self Portrait" in September 2020 for conservation work.

Updated 11:30 a.m. 

Workers have yet to do the unwrapping... thanks to Steven for the photos...
Updated April 21 


Thursday, April 14, 2022

A sign that the Keith Haring sculpture is returning to 51 Astor Place?

Update: Yes — "Self Portrait" is back.

Work has been taking place on the perch outside the DeathStar, aka 51 Astor Place ... where the Keith Haring sculpture — "Self Portrait" from 1989 — has been MIA since September 2020. 

At the time, the director of collections at the Keith Haring Foundation told us that the sculpture had been removed for minor conservation work and would be reinstalled after this work was complete. 

Perhaps this is the future date.

The sculpture first arrived here in December 2014

Monday, September 13, 2021

Midday pizza break

Andy Warhol and Keith Haring reimagined as Ninja Turtles. 

Art on First Avenue at Third Street by DeGrupo

Speaking of Keith Haring, his sculpture outside 51 Astor Place has been MIA now for a little more than a year. It was to undergo "minor conservation work."

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!

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."

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Performance Space New York introduces the Keith Haring Theatre on 1st Avenue

Performance Space New York (formerly P.S. 122) is entering its 40th year... and on this occasion, the nonprofit arts organization, housed at 150 First Ave., unveiled a new partnership with the Keith Haring Foundation. Moving forward, their main space will be known as the Keith Haring Theatre.

Performance Space shared the following information yesterday:

In 1980, Keith Haring received a studio residency within P.S. 122’s building (above), where he developed his iconic painting style. He fluidly engaged a variety of disciplines — as seen in his curating of performance, “Acts of Live Art” two blocks from here at Club 57 — and in his street art, exhibitions, and collaborations combined a playful sensibility with trenchant social commentary and, in the late 1980s, HIV/AIDS activism. We share and draw inspiration from Haring’s drive to bring together diverse voices and artistic media to create a body of work that captures the spirit of our time.

In addition to naming the theatre, the grant will also fund an annual, free-to-the-public Keith Haring Lecture Series, as well as the Keith Haring Curatorial Fellowship.

This opportunity considers what’s ahead through those artists who, in our vital past, looked at the alternative futures art and activism could imagine and catalyze. We feel immense gratitude to everyone who has supported us over the last 40 years and made this moment possible.

The rebranded Performance Space New York returned to a refurbished building at the northeast corner of First Avenue and Ninth Street in January 2018 after a few years away at alternative venues.

Photo of Keith Haring in his studio at P.S. 122 from 1980 by John P. Cavanaugh.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

[Updated] Someone tagged the Keith Haring sculpture outside 51 Astor Place


The sculpture has been here since Dec. 2, 2014 ... and I don't recall it being tagged much or at all to date.

Updated 1 p.m.

51 Astor Place crews quickly cleaned off the statue...

[Photo by Lola Sáenz]

Thursday, January 29, 2015


The Keith Haring sculpture outside 51 Astor now with snowball...

Thanks to EVG reader Russ for the photo

Monday, December 29, 2014

You can not spin the Keith Haring sculpture at 51 Astor Place

Workers have removed the barriers around the Keith Haring sculpture that sits in the public plaza at 51 Astor Place.

Several people have pointed out that it looks as the sculpture is on some type of turntable-swivel-something base…. meaning you could give it a spin. Maybe to make up for the temporarily displaced cube at Astor Place.

Anyway, after doing some field testing, the sculpture does not rotate.

So people will have to come up with different ways to interact with it.

The circa-1989 sculpture, titled "Self Portrait," arrived here on Dec. 2

Monday, December 15, 2014

Anchoring (and lighting) Keith Haring's 'Self Portrait' on Astor Place

Workers this afternoon are apparently anchoring the Keith Haring "Self Portrait" sculpture into place outside 51 Astor Place. (They were also adding lights to the base.)

The circa-1989 sculpture arrived here on Dec. 2 ... and it had a rather temporary look with the barriers set up around it...

And we still haven't heard if the work will be a permanent part of the public plaza outside the Death Star.

Thanks to Ray LeMoine for the photo

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Keith Haring sculpture arrives at 51 Astor Place

51 Astor Place, already sporting a Jeff Koons lobby rabbit, is home for now to this Keith Haring sculpture.

Workers this morning were preparing to install the "Self Portrait" from 1989.

No word at the moment if the sculpture (a replica?) is on loan or will be here permanently on Third Avenue at St. Mark's Place ...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy birthday Keith Haring

If you've been to Google today... then you probably saw the Google Doodle honoring Keith Haring on what would have been his 54th birthday today. Haring died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1990 at the age of 31.

And an EVG repost from March 12, 2009:

Blogger Jack Brummet at All This is That today posts a Polaroid that he received in 1982...It's a shot of Keith Haring's mural on Houston and the Bowery....

The photo was affixed to a postcard and mailed to him from San Francisco...the former NYC resident was living in Seattle. You can see the postmark on the bottom left of the photo....

Friday, April 15, 2011

[Updated] A scene from East Sixth Street circa 1979

Shawn Chittle sent along this photo:

Kenny Scharf, John Sex and Keith Haring
East Sixth Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue
June 1979

(The photo came to Shawn via Kenny Scharf)

And thanks to EV Grieve reader Larry Slade for bringing the photo to life ...

And here's one more color-corrected version via Worm Carnevale ...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Keith Haring reappears on Houston and the Bowery

This arrived sometime Sunday night/Monday morning...Just around the corner from Shepard Fairey's illegal ad... site of the former Haring mural...

Meanwhile, BoweryBoogie notes that the Fairey mural hasn't been tagged in a week... He also offers this: "The street has spoken loud and clear: time to move on and tear down the wall."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Os Gêmeos mural on Bowery and Houston is gone

This street mural by Brazilian street artists and identical twins Os Gêmeos went up at the Bowery and Houston last summer...

And, sometime during the weekend, it was removed...

Jeremiah has more on the history of this corner and what might be coming here next...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Last day for the Os Gêmeos mural on Bowery and Houston?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last day for the Os Gêmeos mural on Bowery and Houston?

This street mural by Brazilian street artists and identical twins Os Gêmeos went up at the Bowery and Houston last summer... Today is apparently the last day for the mural ... (The Deitch Projects Web site confirms this.) L Magazine (via BoweryBoogie) reported that Shepard Fairey will be the next (and last?) artist to paint the billboard space at this intersection.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Os Gêmeos: (Almost) day by day

At Bowery and Houston.

And the finale:

Will be on the wall for the next 12 months.

And has the Vulture noted, the mural is dedicated to Dash Snow.

[Top image via Bombin' Magazine]