Keith Haring is known for his bold, unmistakable style. This artist, who shot to fame in the late 1980s, broke barriers and created controversy throughout his career. Now, he is being honored by the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, also known as the MAM.
The MAM is Paris's very own modern art museum, and it showcases some of the best examples of modern art in the world today. From April 19 until August 18, 2013, the museum will be organizing an exhibition called 'The Political Line,' dedicated to Keith Haring. The MAM is working with another Parisian cultural center called Le Centquatre. Located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris, Le Centquatre brings contemporary art, music and film to an audience of locals and visitors. As such, Le Centquatre is the venue that will be showing off Haring's works during this exhibition.
Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens should make sure to check out this exhibit during their trip to Paris. That way, they can discover how Haring became such an influential artist before his premature death in 1990. More than 250 works will be shown at Le Centquatre, giving visitors the chance to see one of the largest Haring exhibitions in history.
Early in his career, Haring was celebrated for making an impact. At the young age of 24, the artist's creations were already being displayed alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Haring's work revolved around significant themes such as freedom and social justice, and he saw art as a way to make a difference in the world.
Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 32, Haring left an indelible mark on the art scene. He also made his voice heard in the political sphere. 'The Political Line' is an exhibition that reveals all of the ways in which Haring expressed himself and influenced the world around him.