80s art legend's new exhibition in Harrogate

A legendary American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work was steeped in the New York street culture of the 1980s, is the focus of a new exhibition at Harrogate’s RedHouse Originals gallery.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 5:57 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 10:58 am

Running until February 29, 2020, Keith Haring – New Wave celebrates the continuing influence on today’s world of an artist and activist who died just 31.

This exciting and vibrant new Harrogate show ranges from original signed prints, exhibition posters and vintage ephemera, as well as to works by famous contemporary artists inspired by Haring, who died in 1990 and was a champion of AIDs awareness.

Haring worked with artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat and designed record covers for RUN DMC and David Bowie.

Part of a new exhibition at Harrogate gallery RedHouse Originals - Winged Angel by Keith Haring, screenprint in colour with embossing. (1990)

As close to the music world as he was to street culture, Haring also directed a music video for Grace Jones and developed a fashion line with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.

The exhibition follows news this month of a world auction record price for a Haring mural, when his installation ‘Untitled (The Church of the Ascension Grace House Mural)’ achieved $3,860,075 at Bonhams in New York.

2019 has been bumper year for Haring fans, and the Harrogate exhibition follows closely on from the artist’s first major UK retrospective at Tate Liverpool.

RedHouse Originals curator Richard McTague said: "Keith Haring’s influence cannot be overstated.

"The messages in his work are more vital today than ever, and the vibrant and universal nature of the imagery makes him one of the great communicators of our time.

"Haring is a firm gallery favourite and we are thrilled to be presenting this special collection over the holiday period.”

Other artist's work on show at RedHouse Originals gallery at 15 Cheltenham Mount include Banksy, Blek le Rat, Florence Blanchard, Peter Blake, Mr Brainwash, Thomas James Butler, Shepard Fairey, Gareth Griffiths, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Pete McKee, Candie Payne, David Rusbatch, Schoph, Wilma $ Stone, James Straffon, Joe Suzuki, and Nick Walker.

Keith Haring: New Wave

RedHouse Originals Gallery, 15 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate HG1 1DW

23rd November 2019 - 29th February 2020