Author(s): Dieter Buchhart
Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat are considered icons of twentieth-century art. Both are known for their idiosyncratic imagery, radical viewpoints and complex socio-political commentary, and both employed signs, symbols and words to explore ideas around race, sexuality, spirituality and other aspects of contemporary life. Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines draws out the many intersections between the artists' lives, practices and ideas. It includes more than 200 images, including works created in public spaces, paintings, sculptures, objects, works on paper and photographs, which are accompanied by new essays and interviews. Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines is a record of and a tribute to the work of two boundary-pushing, highly influential artists.