new-york

Keith Haring

Tony Shafrazi Gallery

Strangely, the “old masters” in “Post-Graffiti” presented mostly tepid work, as if desiring more focused spotlights, unmindful of that great group show that is the subway. Downtown, Keith Haring one-upped current fashion by staging a two-gallery, two-level show, his computer-age circuits overflowing ground floor and basement, their digital jag moving from this gallery to the space behind the former Blimpie’s up the street. Haring’s familiar gang—the radiant children and angels, the lunatic TV-lookers and extraterrestrial forms—were in full force. In the Houston Street environment they populated wall-hung tarps and a mural, invading the pillars, posts, walls, toilet, and sink of the Day-Glo disco space down below (the latter a collaboration between Haring and LA II). In the Shafrazi Gallery they climbed across white-dotted red patterns painted on walls edged by black meandering lines,

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