Keith Haring

Downtown Comes Uptown: Visiting the ‘Club 57’ Exhibit at MoMA

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

The East Village of the late ’70s and early ’80s never ceases to fascinate. Maybe it’s because that was the era when downtown New York really felt like a separate city, filled with struggling artists and performers who were more interested in making their art than in getting famous. It was a time when people […]

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Celebrating Nearly 30 Years of ‘The East Village Eye’ with the Howl! Happening Gallery

Posted September 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

If you were a denizen of the downtown scene in the ’80s, you probably couldn’t wait to get your hands on the latest issue of the East Village Eye. Or maybe you came here because of what it vividly described. Published from May 1979 to January 1987, the monthly magazine featured extensive coverage of pop […]

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A Tribute Mural of Keith Haring was Just Painted on Kenmare Street

Posted July 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

Keith Haring’s likeness is now emblazoned on a Little Italy corner. L’asso Pizza, long a champion of street art on its corner walls, hired several artists last week to redecorate the premises. On the Kenmare Street facade, it’s Mr. Haring in black and white, accompanied by his trademark “radiant” characters, that receive the mural treatment. […]

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Warholian Lineage Project Explores His Legacy at Henry Street Gallery [RECAP]

Posted February 23, 2016 at 10:23 am

It often feels like nothing exciting or creative can survive on the Lower East Side anymore and much of our history is being wiped out. Does anything feel adventurous and a little raw? (How many speakeasies and pop-up shops does a gal need, ya know?) So we tend to stop and take notice, encouraged when […]

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You Have Until Saturday to Relive ‘The Downtown Decade’

Posted October 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

Most Boogie readers know that we are more than a bit obsessed with the 70s – 80s art and music scene of downtown New York City. Despite the city being in utter chaos, this pivotal time period managed to inspire a cross-pollination of art, photography, film, performance, writing and music. It never ceases to fascinate […]

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Checking out the New Keith Haring Exhibit at TBD Gallery on Allen Street

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

Keith Haring’s art tends to be found in major galleries and museums these days. So it was pretty exciting to recently view his work back downtown where it originated. “Keith Haring: 05041958,” which just opened at the TBD Gallery at 97 Allen Street, includes many of his works and explores a wide range of materials. We […]

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‘Bess’ Closes Its Longtime Boutique at 292 Lafayette Street

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

In a surprising turn of events, it appears Bess is gone from the downtown retail landscape. The fifteen-year-old offbeat boutique spent almost half that time at 292 Lafayette Street. An impressive feat. The establishment closed for good within the last couple weeks, though; its windows, formerly adorned with interesting art and fashion now simply carries a […]

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Le Salon d’Art on Stanton Street is Now an Exclusive Aveda Salon

Posted March 25, 2014 at 5:23 am

For the last couple months, commercial real estate listings have been passed around hawking the Le Salon d’Art space at 90 Stanton Street. The artsy chop shop is no longer for sale, since management had decided against it. However, in an interesting twist, we are told that the neighborhood spot was approached by Aveda to […]

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Manhattan Portage Taps Keith Haring for 30th Anniversary Line

Posted May 22, 2013 at 6:30 am

Manhattan Portage, famous for its “New York Tough” mailbags (and skyline logo), turns thirty this year. So it’s celebrating in style.

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Tony Goldman, Curator of Bowery Graffiti Wall, Dies at 68

Posted September 14, 2012 at 6:18 am

Goldman is probably best known around these parts for commercializing the oft-targeted slab of concrete near the corner of Bowery and East Houston.

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