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Current exhibitions

Filmstills aus Mark Leckeys „Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore“ (1999) Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Mark Leckey

Forever Young Jubiläumsausstellung 10 Jahre Museum Brandhorst München Exhibition

Forever Young – 10 Years Museum Brandhorst

Thomas Eggerer Waterworld, 2015 UAB 1079 Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Jana Euler & Thomas Eggerer

Josh Smith Untitled, 2013 UAB 1144 Exhibition series "Spot On"

Spot On: Josh Smith

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Freistil. Zeichenkurs für Jugendliche Forever Young Museum Brandhorst Workshop

Freestyle: Drawing Course for Young People

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30 Minutes – One Work

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The dark side of Pop Art

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Keith Haring

Untitled (Subway Drawing)

  • Year1983
  • MaterialChalk on paper, original subway frame made of glass fiber reinforced plastic
  • Dimensions221 x 114.3 cm
  • Year of acquisition2012
  • Inventory numberUAB 1120
  • On viewGround floor

More about the artwork

Keith Haring came to New York in 1978 on a scholarship from the School of Visual Arts. Inspired by the graffiti scattered throughout the city, he developed his own calligraphic drawing style. His main motifs, always drawn in one go and always as a mere outline, are genderless figures, crawling babies—for him the “purest and most positive experience of human life”—and strange animal creatures. Although his figures seem carefree, Haring always addressed existential political and social issues, such as the fight for equal rights, irrespective of origin, skin color, or sexual orientation. During a subway ride, Haring noticed a blank advertising space covered in black paper, the ideal spot for his drawings. Three of the many thousand drawings left as artworks in public space are part of the Brandhorst Collection. One of these three “Subway Drawings” even features the poster originally glued next to it: an advertising billboard for a 3D film fittingly entitled “The Man Who Wasn't There.” It seems unlikely that such drawings would survive, but as Haring has stated: “because they were so fragile, people left them alone and respected them; they didn’t rub them out or try to mess them up. It gave them this other power. It was this chalk-white fragile thing in the middle of all this power and tension and violence that the subway was.”

Further collection artworks

Sturtevant 1924–2014 Warhol Black Marilyn, 2004 UAB 1057
Sturtevant Warhol Black Marilyn, 2004
Monika Baer On hold (dregs), 2015 UAB 1053
Monika Baer On hold (dregs), 2015
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003 UAB 485
Cy Twombly Untitled, 2003
Jean-Michel Basquiat Dos Cabezas II, 1983 UAB 21
Jean-Michel Basquiat Dos Cabezas II, 1983
Georg Baselitz Zwei Hände, 1984 UAB 14
Georg Baselitz Zwei Hände, 1984
Louise Lawler *1947 No Drones (adjusted to fit) UAB 915 Crazy, 2011 Verrückt UAB 916
Louise Lawler No Drones (adjusted to fit), 2010/2011