8 x 10 inches
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Of the 1980s Xerox artists, Keith Haring was one of the most political, using William Burrough’s cut-up technique to rearrange headlines from the right-wing New York Post to convey shocking messages. These Xeroxes are Haring’s first public guerrilla art project. Like the subway chalk drawings that 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, with that evolution taking place during the short-lived Xerox art movement. By the end of 1980, Haring’s new vocabulary was fully formed.Work by Keith Haring (1958-1990)