New exhibition explores the work of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat

New exhibition explores the work of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat

Titled Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines, a new exchibition has opened at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria, exploring the work of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Featuring over 200 items, Crossing Lines begins with their early street art, alongside some of their most famous work, and includes paintings, sculptures and photographs.

Rising to prominence thanks to his street art under the pseudonym SAMO, Basquiat’s work was often politically charged, criticising police brutality and racial discrimination.

Similarly gaining notoriety through his graffiti and murals, Haring remains renowned for his dancing figures and Radiant Baby character, as well as his HIV/AIDS activism.

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