ARTIST ROOMS

Robert MapplethorpeKeith Haring 1984

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Artist
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946‑1989)
Title
Keith Haring
Date 1984
MediumPhotograph, gelatine silver print on paper
Dimensionssupport: 374 x 375 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00207
Not on display

Online caption

Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring (1958-90) was the leading artist of the graffiti art movement which flourished in New York in the 1980s. Haring’s geeky, schoolboy ingénu look belied his savvy knowledge of the media. Mapplethorpe has captured this mixture of faux innocent and knowing art practitioner in this portrait.

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