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  Art in transit : subway drawings

Haring, Keith
Other(s) author(s) : Chi, Tseng Kwong, [argazkilari] ; Geldzahler, Henry, [hitzaurregile] ; Friedman, Dan, [diseinatzaile]Language : EnglishNew York : Harmony, 1984orriak zenbatu gabe : koloretako irudiak ; 30 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 0-517-55424-0.Haring, Keith (1958-1990)Crítica
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Liburuan:
I have been drawing since I was four years old. I learned to draw from my father, who would entertain me by inventing cartoon animals. Although he never pursued an artistic career, he encouraged me to continue drawing throughout my school years. Drawing became a way of commanding respect and communicating with people. When I was eighteen, my work, which had been primarily cartoon-oriented, became increasingly abstract and concerned with spontaneous action. I became interested in Eastern Calligraphy and the art of the Gesture. When I moved to New York City at the age of twenty, I started to experiment with drawing on paper that was so large that I had to stand inside the drawing. Although my work was still “Abstract” at this time, I became aware of the vast differences in people’s responses to the work. Different people saw different things in the drawings. I remember most clearly an afternoon of drawing in a studio that large doors that opened onto Twenty-second Street. All kinds of people would stop and look at the huge drawing and many were eager to comment on their feelings toward it. This was the first time I realized how many people could enjoy art if they were given the chance. These were not the people I saw in the museums or in the galleries, but a cross section of humanity that cut across all boundaries. This group of different people living and working together in harmony has always been my prime attraction to New York.

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