LA_108_Exceeds_Art_Review_Sample_01 - Student Name Dec 16 2014 Instructor Name LA108 Composition for the Artist Art Review of Keith Haring The Political

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Student Name Dec. 16, 2014 Instructor Name LA108: Composition for the Artist Art Review of Keith Haring: The Political Line At the de Young Museum through February 2015, Keith Haring: The Political Line is the largest exhibit of Haring's work on the West Coast in two decades. On display are well over 130 pieces spanning a variety of mediums, all produced by Haring in his brief but remarkably intense career as an artist. Many pieces come from the Keith Haring Foundation or private collections, some never shown in public until now. A quote at the entrance of the show, set in the Herbst Exhibition Galleries, proclaims it "the first exhibition presented in the United States to highlight the profoundly political nature of the art of Keith Haring" (deYoung Museum). Keith Haring: The Political Line is highly recommended for everyone, especially those with an interest in American queer culture, 80's street art, or radical social justice advocacy; Haring's legacy sits at the intersection of all three of these, and more. Keith Haring stated numerous times throughout his career that he believed that the role of an artist was to be an antagonist and an activist. Although primarily known for his use of wild, impulsive lines and bold colors, his art explores many facets of the universal human experience—birth, death, love, sex, religion, war—all with a critical focus on systemic social issues. He kept a series of journals in which he wrote at length about
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