Keith Haring Show Opens in Jersey City


Keith Haring

Courtesy Mana Contemporary

Opening today at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ is Keith Haring, An Unprecedented Exhibition of Oversized Works. 

Some notable works, which come to the gallery from a private collection, are two 13-foot panels painted by Haring along Manhattan’s FDR Drive in 1984 and several chalk drawings the artist made on subway advertisements that have miraculously endured for over twenty years.

The work of the groundbreaking downtown street artist seems to be seeing a bit of a revival lately. Back in March, the Brooklyn Museum opened the first large-scale exhibition of the late artist and the Keith Haring Foundation opened up Haring’s personal journal to the public, one page per day, on tumblr. New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center also got into the game by opening to the public the center’s restored, hyper-sexual bathroom mural Haring created in  1989.

Less racy, but no less fascinating, Keith Haring, An Unprecedented Exhibition of Oversized Works reaches back into a New York that no longer exists with the help of an artist who died tragically before his time.

Organized by 99 Cents Fine Art, Mana Contemporary proudly hosts the exhibition now through February 15, 2013 in a 5,000 square foot space that could accurately be called just a foyer in the massive gallery/studio/dance space just across the river from New York.

Viewing begins at 1pm and lasts until 5pm today and free transportation will be provided from Manhattan. For more information, visit the Mana Contemporary website.