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NYC - East Village: Bowery Mural - Tribute to Keith Haring | by wallyg
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NYC - East Village: Bowery Mural - Tribute to Keith Haring

Tribute to Keith Haring, a recreation of Keith Haring's celebrated Houston Street and Bowery mural was on display in its original location from March 4 to December 21, 2008. The project, executed by Gotham Scenic and presented courtesy of Goldman Properties, the Keith Haring Foundation, and Deitch Projects, opened to commemorate what would have been Haring's 50th birthday. The original became an instant landmark after Keith painted it, with the help of his partner Juan Dubose, even though it was up for only a few in the summer of 1982.

 

Goldman Properties, owned by real-estate developer and art enthusiast Tony Goldman, acquired the wall in 1984, using it for advertisements for two decades. In 2008, Goldman donated the wall to his friend and curator, Jeffrey Deitch and Deitch Projects, establishing a relationship that resulted in a series of sanctioned murals on the space from a rotating group of artists and that would ultimately carry over to Miami's Wynwood Walls.

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Taken on November 28, 2008