NYC///MUST SEE: KEITH HARING’S 1985 MURAL FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CARE CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO
By now everyone's aware of the impending closing of SoHo's legendary DEITCH PROJECTS on June 1st when JEFFREY DEITCH assumes the helm as Director of MOCA in LA. That doesn't mean the gallery will be slacking in the meantime. Currently on display at the massive Wooster Street location until February 16th is KEITH HARING's 70-foot-long mural painted in 1985 for the gym of the South of Market Childcare Center (SOMACC), a non-profit childcare center that serves pre-school children from the SOMA neighborhood in San Francisco. The mural is one of 16 public works painted at hospitals and children’s centers around the world during the artist’s lifetime. Painted in one day, the mural incorporates cartoon characters and animals inspired by the artist’s childhood drawings. When SOMACC lost its lease and moved to a new location in September 2006, the mural was dismantled and is now on view for the first time outside of San Francisco.
ORIGINAL SF MURAL INSTALLATION SHOTS:
- 03/11/2014 • TODD JAMES’ “SUPERNATURAL” WOMEN BARE ALL AT SANDRA GERING, NYC
- 03/10/2014 • DOUBLE SHOT: GEORGE CONDO”INK DRAWINGS” AT SKARSTEDT GALLERY & “HEADSPACE” AT SIMON LEE GALLERY IN LONDON
- 03/10/2014 • STREET LIFE: NEW POSE MSK MURAL FOR VOLTA ART FAIR & THE L.I.S.A. PROJECT IN NYC
- 06/26/2013 • STREET ARTIST BAST TAKES ON THE HAMPTONS WITH “SEAFOAM” AT ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY
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