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Keith Haring at the MAM

From 19 April 2013 to 18 August 2013

NYC wunderkind comes to Paris

Keith Haring only lived from 1958 from 1990, but during his short life he created some of the most recognizable artwork of his time. Born in Pennsylvania, Haring moved to New York City when he was 19 in order to study art. He was immediately interested by the different forms of street art that he saw, and he himself gained attention for the chalk drawings that he did in the subway.

A few years later, he would become one of the most recognized young artists in the world, a legacy that is maintained even today. His bold style was crafted to deliver even bolder messages about social justice and change. And now, his art adorns the walls of some of the most renowned contemporary art museums in the world.

An exhibition at the Musée d'Art Modern de la Ville de Paris, as known as the MAM, will present more than 100 of Haring's works, including paintings created on canvas and tarps as well as drawings and sculptures. These works come from museums located all around the globe, making this one of the most important Haring exhibitions ever organized.