ARTWORK

Keith Haring, Ronald Reagan, Xerox
Ronald Reagan Accused of TV Star Sex Death

1980

Xerox print

8 x 10 inches

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The early 1980s Xerox art movement included many downtown heavyweights, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Keith Haring. Of the pool of artists utilizing this new printing medium, Haring produced pieces that were some of the most easily recognizable. Using Brion Gysin’s cut-up technique, he would juxtapose photographic imagery alongside rearranged headlines from the right-wing New York Post to convey shocking, yet often humorous messages. These Xeroxes were from Haring’s first public guerrilla art wheatpasting project. Like his more well-known subway chalk drawings that soon followed, this work was abandoned by the artist on NYC streets with few examples surviving. Haring eventually switched from cutting up Post headlines to inventing his own personal iconography.

G.E.

Work by Keith Haring (1958-1990)