Keith Haring Sculptures Don WAG’s Rooftop

Keith Haring Sculptures Don WAG’s Rooftop

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Art GalleryTwo colourful, 900 lb. sculptures have made their way to the rooftop of the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Part of a new exhibit running until the end of September, the sculptures by American pop artist Keith Haring are brightening up the WAG’s rooftop sculpture garden.

“Raised in the climate of the Vietnam War and Civil-Rights movement, Haring was a natural activist who used his art to bring awareness to the issues of his time such as Apartheid and the AIDS and crack-cocaine epidemics,” said Paul Butler, WAG curator of contemporary art.

Haring died in 1990 of AIDS-related complications but his legacy lives on through his public art and The Keith Haring Foundation.


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