Keith Haring’s Early Years

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At The New York Observer, Rosalia Jovanovic reports on the Brooklyn Museum’s soon-to-open “Keith Haring: 1978-1982” exhibition, which focuses on the early, “very raw” years of the renowned street artist’s career.

“The show promises to reveal an artist who was in many ways ahead of his time. In one of his early diary entries, Haring wrote, ‘Do computers have any sense of aesthetics? Can an aesthetic pattern be programmed and fed into a computer so that it reasons and makes decisions based on a given aesthetic?’ His own work proves the power of the human touch.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →