My love affair with Keith Haring is in full swing again. How could I forget?
Just when I need it most, I’m reminded of the vast collection of his work digitally, through Artsy. We are blessed with the now easy ability to view 208 of his works (and counting)! Which really is a super small piece of the gigantic output of this marvelous man. Click on each picture for the larger view.
I’m always struck by his ability to convey so much with relatively simple designs, that translate quickly to a wide range of individuals.
Just seeing Keith in a video like this is electrifying for me. I just missed him here on Earth, gone way to soon in my eyes. Keith was superb at challenging his surroundings. Not just taking in his surroundings, but zooming out for a more broad picture, discovering his point of view, and then demonstrating that point of view in a forceful, yet playful way. So, in the spirit of not taking “reality” at face value, I encourage the continued research and discussion into the nature of Keiths death. I feel that people who truly mean what they say, when they express their connection, adoration, whatever, should seek complete understanding of an issues makeup, especially when an issue has been connected with the deaths of millions of people. That’s all I’ll say, for now.
I love you Keith, shine on
– Jimi Jaxon
Works respectively: Self Portrait, Fertility #3 (1983), Untitled #7 (1988), A Pile of Crowns for Jean-Michel Basquiat (1988)