Until 17th April 2022, Palazzo Blu in Pisa hosts a tribute to Keith Haring, the great American artist who stayed in this Tuscan city in 1989 to paint the famous mural ‘Tuttomondo’ on a wall of the convent of S. Antonio.
The “Keith Haring Italian Project” was born from a chance meeting between the artist and the young student Piergiorgio Castellani which took place in New York in 1987. Castellani asked Haring to create something great in Italy and the artist accepted.
The monumental painting, which occupies an area of 180 square meters, has become one of the great attractions of the city of Pisa over the years. The keeper of one of the artist’s last great works: a hymn to joy that is still considered his testament today. artistic.
The exhibition is organized by Pisa Foundation in collaboration with MondoMostre and with the extraordinary participation of the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, curated by Kaoru Yanase, Chief Curator of the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection.
Over 170 Haring’s works arrived from Japan (from the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection) for the first time in Europe.
On display are the first to the last pieces by Haring including Apocalypse (1988), Flowers, (1990) and various other drawings, sculptures as well as large canvas items such as Untitled (1985). Widely recognized for his brightly colored and jubilant artwork, Haring’s works over his brief artistic stint are distinguished by their stylized and moving men, hearts, dogs – all of which made him a symbol of pop culture and art in the Eighties.
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey into the world of the artist, with a room dedicated to the particular link between the city of Pisa and Keith Haring. A unique opportunity to get to know all the facets of an artist who left his unmistakable mark on Pisa and worldwide.
Located on the southern Lungarno in the heart of the historic center of the city, a few steps from the Ponte di Mezzo and the Palazzo Gambacorti, Palazzo Blu is the ideal venue to host the exhibition of the great American artist from Pennsylvania.
Palazzo Blu in Pisa hosts various exhibitions year round. Check it out if including Pisa in your Tuscan itinerary with Bellarome Italian Vacations.