It is difficult not to smile when you see one of Keith Haring drawings; however Haring makes part of the major pop art artists alongside Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer and Daniel Buren.
Thick lines, bright colors and universal readability allowed Keith Haring to become an artist engaged through its graffiti pop. Haring may be known for his drawings of happy child, but it is important to remember that he spent his entire career fighting against political injustice, such as apartheid in South Africa and awareness virus AIDS among others.
Thematic retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris, entitled "Political Line", traces the career of Keith Haring through the prism of political activism, highlighting the dark edges of the society in which he lives.
With nearly 250 works created on canvas, tarpaulin or in the subway, this exhibition is one of the largest ever carried out on this artist.
Museum of Modern Art of Paris, 11, avenue du Président Wilson, Métro Ala-Marceau or Iéna
From 19th of April till 18th of August 2013
From Tuesday till Sunday: 10:00am to 06:00pm, Thursday until 10:00pm
Full rate: 11 € or Reduce rate: 8 €