Keith Haring, Subway Drawing, ca. 1984
Photographed by Tseng Kwong Chi, Courtesy © Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc.
That 80s Show
March 16 – July 7, 2019
An age of excess not just in art but fashion, music and society, the Eighties is now recognized as a decade of wildly creative and lasting originality. Internationally renowned painter Eric Fischl, one of the heroes of the epoch, is the curatorial advisor for this multi-media extravaganza, which revisits the East Village scene where he and Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, April Gornik, Kenny Scharf, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Robert Longo were among the superstars. Fischl’s brilliant keynote for the show: “When I think about the 80s I think about the energy, the confusion, the passions and the fault lines. At that time, no one knew who was going to last, who was better, everything was just pushing everything else.”