har1If you ever really need an excuse to visit the great City by the Bay that is San Francisco – I have a pretty good one today: the current Keith Haring: The Political Line exhibition at the de Young Museum.

About The Keith Haring: The Political Line exhibition at San Francisco’s de Young Museum:Keith Haring: The Political Line has its US premiere at the de Young and is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, with supplemental loans from public and private collections. Several pieces have not been published or on public view since the artist’s death, in 1990. The Political Line will feature more than 130 works, including large-scale paintings on tarpaulins and canvases, sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings. The exhibition creates a narrative that explores Haring’s responses to nuclear proliferation, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and other issues of deep personal concern.”

I am a big fan of Mr. Haring and have been for many years. It is amazing how influential his works has been over the past 30 years. It hard to look at Haring’s work and not see how well before its time it was and feel sad about all the art that was not created due to his untimely death.

However, we still get to be treated with major exhibitions of his work like the one currently at the de Young and I am going to do everything I can to get out to see it.


Keith Haring: The Political Line continues at the de Young through February 16, 2015.

The de Young Museum (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) is located in Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in the great city of San Francisco, CA.