Cool…An Altarpiece by Keith Haring


I have been on the lookout for contemporary religious art, and have had trouble finding much I like.  Then I found this.  Check it out: Keith Haring‘s last work was an altarpiece, made two weeks before he passed away in 1990.

Keith Haring dies of AIDS-related complications in 1990 at the age of 31, after an enormously successful (and controversial) career in pop art that began in the subways of NYC.

This  Altarpiece: The Life of Christ, made of white gold-leaf and bronze, now hangs in the AIDS Chapel of the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  The dean of Grace at the time said “Haring woke people up and made them see…This altarpiece is … amazingly joyful. It’s an affirmation of life and belonging.” 

 

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