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Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, our contributing art expert, recently visited the Brooklyn Museum’sKeith Haring exhibit. Here, her take-away.”This show is mandatory for everyone living in New York! Keith Haring: 1978–1982 is the first large-scale exhibition to explore the early works by this downtown fixture. The works are astonishing; through rarely seen videos, works on paper, sketchbooks, journals, exhibition flyers, posters, subway drawings, and documentary photographs, the show gives us the mind-boggling background to the man who became one of America’s most important artists. Haring’s first video piece, Painting Myself Into a Corner, shows Haring doing just that; rapidly painting the floor to a punk rock beat, until he has worked himself into a corner. Echoing Jackson Pollock, the video takes a humorous look at the struggles of being an artist.”

Above: Untitled Journal Drawing, 1977. © Keith Haring Foundation

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