Keith Haring : Manhattan Penis Drawings for Ken Hicks | Author: Keith Haring
Haring's humorous drawings envision New York as the city of the phallus.
Keith Haring’s Manhattan Penis Drawings deliberately eschew eroticism in their repetitive, decorative patterning of male genitalia. The works, made in the late ’70s, interestingly foreshadow the political turn Haring’s work would take in response to the AIDS crisis. The sketches shed light on the concerns that preoccupied Haring during his formative years in the city that would so define his artistic practice - namely, the forging of a direct and immediate visual language and the translation of the personal and political into universal experience.
One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring (1958–1990) created a signature style that blended street art, graffiti, a Pop sensibility, and cartoon elements to unique and memorable effect. With thick black outlines, bright colors, and kinetic figures, his public (and occasionally illegal) interventions, works on canvas, paper and sculptures have become instantly recognizable icons of 20th century visual culture.
Author: Keith Haring
20 x 14cm
NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020
The 22nd Biennale of Sydney is an expansive artist- and First Nations-led exhibition of contemporary art that connects local communities and global networks. Brook Andrew, one of Australia’s most distinguished...
Saltwater: Paintings of Sea Country: The Recognition of Indigenous Sea Rights: 2nd edition | Author: Buku Larrnggay Mulka Centre
"The saltwater ... here it rests in the saltwater country, but it all has names. Just like Garrngirr, just like Nadayun, just like Mumuthun, every individual’s name is a special...
Ancient Ochres : The Aboriginal Rock Paintings of Mount Borradaile | Author: David Andrew Roberts
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The Mount Borradaile region in the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory contains some of the world's most spectacular and elaborate rock paintings. Unrivalled in terms of variety and vividness,...