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Keith Haring and Andy Warhol at the opening night of the Palladium nightclub in New York City, May 1985.

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Keith Haring body-painting Grace Jones in New York City, 1985.

(Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi)

Vue du salon Carré par Alexandre Brun, vers 1880

Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan and Macaulay

Culkin during the “Black or White” video shoot in 1991.

Keith Haring painting a mural on the Berlin Wall nearby Checkpoint Charlie on October 23, 1986.

On August 31, 1961 construction started on the Berlin Wall, tearing apart the German capital. Until its demolition in 1989, the Wall was a symbol of Soviet oppression and a literal representation of the ‘Iron Curtain’ between East and West. During the rise of the graffiti art movement in the 1980s, the West Berlin side of the Wall became a Mecca for street artists. Keith Haring, the New York artist credited with bridging the gap between the street and the gallery, was invited by the Director of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum to paint on the Wall. Haring created a 350-foot mural, intended to symbolism the solidarity of the divided peoples of Berlin.

In Haring’s words: “I decided on a subject, which is a continuous interlocking chain of human figures, who are connected at their hands and their feet – the chain obviously representing the unity of people as against the idea of the wall. I paint this in the colors of the German flag – black, red and yellow.”

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Keith Haring body-painting Grace Jones in New York City, 1985.

(Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi)

Keith Haring painting a mural on the Berlin Wall nearby Checkpoint Charlie on October 23, 1986.

Keith Haring as Santa Claus (1987)

Photo by Marcus Leatherdale

  

Keith Haring painting a mural on the Berlin Wall on October 23, 1986.

Photos by Vladimir Sichov

New Kids on the Block photographed by

Ebet Roberts, May 1989.