Keith Haring: The Blueprint Drawings @ Pace Prints, NYC

March 14, 2012

Coinciding with the Brooklyn Museum's retrospective Keith Haring: 1978-1982, NYC's Pace Prints will present a unique artist’s proof of Keith Haring’s 1990 silkscreen edition, The Blueprint Drawings. This unique proof, from "Haring’s own collection, contains all 17 images from The Blueprint Drawings, printed on one continuous sheet of paper that wraps around our 4th floor exhibition space. The 80-foot long print is generously on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation."

As Pace notes, "Complementing the exhibition of early works on view at the Brooklyn Museum, this edition was based on Sumi ink drawings Haring created in 1980-81. In 1990, Haring revisited these drawings and reconceived them as a portfolio of 17 silkscreens. The imagery features the inchoate elements of the iconic language associated with Keith Haring to this day – pyramids, flying saucers, dogs and crawling babies are intermixed with wandering figures and human/animal/extraterrestrial activities. According to Haring, 'They form a perfect time capsule of my beginning in New York City'.”