The Keith Haring Foundation, in cooperation with Deitch Projects and Goldman Properties, has recreated the artist’s famed Houston Street and Bowery mural. Painted in the summer of ’82, Haring’s original graced the city for just a few months before being painted over. Using extensive photographic documentation, Gothic Scenic is reproducing the mural which is sure to invoke memories for those around the downtown art scene of the early ’80s and invigorate the imaginations of those who will see it with fresh eyes. The grand unveiling of the piece is set for May 4 in honor of Keith’s 50th Birthday. It will stand until New Years Eve.
The Keith Haring Foundation was founded to sustain, expand and protect Keith Haring’s legacy, art and ideals. The foundation supports non-profit groups that work with youth, as well as those that research and assist in aids related issues.