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June 3, 2017 | Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery

Join us in honoring the closing of The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring, a first-ever exhibit of Keith Haring originals. To celebrate the end of this historic exhibit the Petersen will be hosting a VIP Reception with DJ Anthony Valadez from KCRW, complimentary beverages, and food by Drago.

Unconventional Canvases brings together five vehicles painted, or drawn on, by Pop Artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). Haring’s brief and prolific career from 1982-1990 documented the spirit of New York City’s underground art scene through icons and images that evoked the challenges of late Twentieth Century society. His trademark style was popularized in spontaneous chalk drawings throughout the New York City subway stations. The simple and assured lines were meant to translate art in a manner that all viewers could experience and consume.