From 21.2.2017 to 18.06.2017
The ‘Keith Haring. About Art’ exhibition at Palazzo Reale, from 21st February to 18th June 2017, presents 110 works, many of them monumental size, some of them unpublished or never before exhibited in Italy.
The American artist's works are juxtaposed with those of authors from different periods who inspired or influenced Haring in his artistic evolution; his unique style is a synthesis of elements ranging from the classical tradition, tribal and ethnographic art, Gothic to cartoonist art, contemporary languages and excursions into the future with the use of computer graphics in some of his latest experiments. Amongst these are those created by twentieth- century artists such as Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet and Paul Klee but also casts of the Trajan’s Column, masks from Pacific cultures, paintings from the Italian Renaissance and so on.
Haring was intent on rediscovering art as a testimony of an inner truth that places man and his social and individual status at its core. It is in this belief that Haring’s true greatness lies, it initiated and developed his celebrated commitment as an artist-activist and affirmed his strong singularity compared to his contemporaries.
An exhibition Comune di Milano- Cultura, Palazzo Reale, GAmm Giunti, 24 Ore Cultura - Gruppo 24Ore
WIth the collaboration of MADEINART
With the contribution of Keith Haring Foundation
Curated by Gianni Mercurio