Final days of the exhibition “Keith Haring Posters” at the Tampere Talo, Finland

Final days of the exhibition “Keith Haring Posters” at the Tampere Talo, Finland

During the summer of 2021, the Tampere-Talo presents in its Sorsapuisto Hall an exhibition featuring more than 100 rare posters from a museum collection that is considered to be one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Keith Haring’s style was inspired by hip-hop culture as well as graffiti and pop art and progressed from drawings in the New York City subway to pieces known all over the world. His large murals and posters with societal themes as well as his works that opposed South Africa’s apartheid policy and his works that raised AIDS awareness are uniquely recognizable. In the 1980s, Haring also started to do more work that is commercial. His designs for Swatch wristwatches and Absolut Vodka advertising posters are still remembered, as is his collaboration with the rap group Run DMC on the marketing of the Adidas Superstar sneakers. The Pop Shop art shop he founded continues to have a presence online.
During the summer of 2021, the Tampere-Talo presents in its Sorsapuisto Hall an exhibition featuring more than 100 rare posters from a museum collection that is considered to be one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Keith Haring’s style was inspired by hip-hop culture as well as graffiti and pop art and progressed from drawings in the New York City subway to pieces known all over the world. His large murals and posters with societal themes as well as his works that opposed South Africa’s apartheid policy and his works that raised AIDS awareness are uniquely recognizable. In the 1980s, Haring also started to do more work that is commercial. His designs for Swatch wristwatches and Absolut Vodka advertising posters are still remembered, as is his collaboration with the rap group Run DMC on the marketing of the Adidas Superstar sneakers. The Pop Shop art shop he founded continues to have a presence online.