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#KeithHaringTaughtMe Street Art is the New Fine Art

It’s been more than 30 years since then unknown artist Keith Haring traded his humble beginnings in a small town for the big city dreams of a city like New York and entered school at The School of Visual Arts. That was 1978. It’s 2012, and Street Art is a now global phenomenon. The new generation of artists taking a cue from Haring and others of that movement take to the street innately when it comes time to get their work to the masses. I find it fitting, The Brooklyn Museum choose to showcase some of Keith’s earlier work at a time when Street Art is the new Fine Art. Last week, Keith Haring: 1978-1982, a traveling exhibition first shown in Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna and The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati opened to the masses and once again, the public who Keith devoted years to, have a chance to view his work once more.

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Street Brilliance: Anthony Antonellis’s WYSIWYG Installation in Weimar, Germany

WYSIWYG, is a site specific installation in Weimar, Germany created by visual artist Anthony Antonellis. In his previous Shapeshifters, the public paintings were slipped between the wall and the graffiti, in WYSIWYG the painting is slipped between the reflection and the reflected.

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