Iconic American artist Keith Haring has a new exhibition “Heaven and Hell” at Skarstedt Gallery in NYC. The exhibition will presents 5 major works dating from 1984-1985 that exposes a lesser known side of Haring. The name Heaven and Hell stems from William Blake’s 18th century poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, which studies the opposites of good and evil. Haring examined the duality between two sides in the exhibited paintings. The pieces’ conflicted theme is much more aggressive than playful dogs and dancing people we commonly associate with his work. One could consider Heaven and Hell a little bit explicit.
“Heaven and Hell” will be on display at until April 18th.