Untitled

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Credit line Keith Haring Foundation.
Collection Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art
Artist Haring, Keith
Date 1983
Object Painting
Technique Paint and Ink on Paper
Dimensions H-38 W-49 inches
Description Horizontal image of an outline of a human figure doing a back bend. A few lines are located outside the figure to suggest movement. The ground is represented by small black dots. "1982" is located in the upper left hand corner. The background is neon yellow, and the lines are black.
Notes Keith Haring's art evolved from subway graffiti. By 1980, baby and barking dog images began to appear all over New York City and his very graphic, hard-edge paintings soon were being shown in galleries. He worked on a variety of surfaces, with many of his pieces containing a modern form of hieroglyphics dealing with contemporary themes. Although his paintings are simple and direct in style, they are often witty or complex in meaning. In "Untitled" Haring paints a break dancer in this simplified style. The energy is generated by his use of black paint against a neon yellow surface.
*Student Essay from 2005 Student Union Catalogue
Object ID CU1985.3.1
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