A new exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will be displaying the work of the late artist Keith Haring. The DJ, producer and founder of Stones Throw Records Peanut Butter Wolf will also be in attendance. The exhibit will feature works of Haring that were created during the Montreux Jazz Fest, 24 Hours of Le Mans and at events for the Fast Art Gallery in New Jersey and Galerie Hans Mayer in Düsseldorf. The opening reception will take place on December 15th at 8:00pm. Tickets for Petersen members are $25 while non-members will have to pay $35. Head here to purchase tickets. The exhibit will be officially open on December 17th. A post made to the event’s Facebook page reads:
“Join us for a VIP Reception with DJ Peanut Butter Wolf on December 15. A first-ever exhibit of Keith Haring originals, exclusively at the Petersen.
Unconventional Canvases brings together five vehicles painted, or drawn on, by Pop Artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). Haring’s brief and prolific career from 1982-1990 documented the spirit of New York City’s underground art scene through icons and images that evoked the challenges of late Twentieth Century society. His trademark style was popularized in spontaneous chalk drawings throughout the New York City subway stations. The simple and assured lines were meant to translate art in a manner that all viewers could experience and consume.
The automobiles are accompanied by diverse examples of Haring’s two- and three-dimensional works. Each piece was likewise created in the same fashion as the automobiles, fusing unconventional surfaces with meaningful icons that reflected specific people, sites, or Haring’s own philosophies about politics, society and art.”
Check out the event flyer below.
Peanut Butter Wolf Tour Dates:
Thursday 29 December 2016 @ Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO, US
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