Wish you had an original Keith Haring work in your home? The luxury can come built in for just $10 million! According to New York Magazine, this TriBeCa home used to be a part of the School for Visual Arts while Keith Haring was a student, and he painted this wall in his signature style. Eventually the space was converted into a private home, but luckily the mural stayed.
Of course, you don’t have to be a millionaire to see works by Haring. Along with our Admissions ceiling from the original Pop Shop and our rotating installation of the artist’s work, there are many places around the city to see his art for cheap.
Haring painted this mural at East 128th Street and the Harlem River Drive, in 1986, and sometimes you can catch a glimpse of it while you’re on the FDR Drive! The neighborhood where this park is located (now called Crack is Wack park) was devastated by the crack epidemic of the 1980s, and the mural cautions youth against the drug’s use. It’s an example of Haring’s ongoing commitment to education and youth issues.
This playful and intensely erotic (NSFW) 1989 mural “Once Upon a Time” is up for public at the LGBT Community Center. However, it’ll be covered up through 2014 as they finish construction on some areas around the mural. So if you want to see it in all it’s glory, check out this slideshow.
Haring died of AIDS-related complications in 1990. In 1986, he painted this mural at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, in honor of the hospital’s dedication to pediatric AIDS research and treatment.
Have you seen all these works up close? Any others New Yorkers should visit? Tell us in the comments!