Walker Art Center Artfest Poster 1984 - Minneapolis, Mn
Limited Edition Print : Lithograph in Colors on Thick Wove Paper
Size : 24x36 in | 61x91 cm
Edition : Not Numbered, Less than 1,000 Printed
Lithograph Poster in Colors on Thick Wove Paper - Inquire $$$$$
Plate SignedUpper Right
Condition Other - excellent overall vintage condition. four minor spots of foxing in the lower left corner. laid down on board.
Not FramedNever Framed. As-New Condition.
Purchased fromAuction House 2022
Story / Additional InfoOffset lithograph/poster made in 1984 celebrating the opening of a new wing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for ArtFest May 20-June 2, 1984. Haring was artist-in-residence at the Walker during March 12-16 when he created a mural for the Walker Art Center. The photograph of Haring holding this poster is the first page of an article in the publication Walker written by Paul Schmeizer and dated March 30, 2012. The article begins: The image was both confounding and comical: a multi-armed creature with a computer for a head. The year was 1984, the site was the Walker Art Center Concourse, the hallway between the museum and the Guthrie Theatre and the artist - then the toast of New York's graffiti and gallery scene - was Keith Haring.
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Keith Haring - United States
American artist Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-inspired drawings, which he first made in subway stations and later exhibited in museums.Artist Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1978 and began using the city as his canvas, making chalk drawings in subway stations. His art was eventually seen everywhere from public murals and nightclubs to galleries and museums around the world. He was also known for his activism in promoting AIDS awareness. He died of AIDS-related complications on February 16, 1990, at age 31. Listings wanted.