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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

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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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Keith Haring

Untitled (Subway Drawing)

  • Year1981
  • MaterialChalk on paper, original subway frame made of glass fiber reinforced plastic
  • Dimensions125 x 173 cm
  • Year of acquisition2019
  • Inventory numberUAB 1217
  • 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

Jörg Immendorff Teine Tunst mache, 1965 UAB 1216
Jörg Immendorff Teine Tunst mache, 1965
Louise Lawler *1947 No Drones (adjusted to fit) UAB 915 Crazy, 2011 Verrückt UAB 916
Louise Lawler No Drones (adjusted to fit), 2010/2011
Albert Oehlen Ohne Titel, 1983
KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), seit 2010 KAFTAN_SCHNAKEN Table #2, 2015 UAB 1081
KAYA KAFTAN_SCHNAKEN Table #2, 2015
Cy Twombly Untitled (
Cy Twombly Untitled ("In Memory of Alvaro De Campos") (Lexington), 2002
Andy Warhol Hammer and Sickle, 1976 UAB 547
Andy Warhol Hammer and Sickle, 1976