Keith Haring mural to be unveiled at New York City Center



New Yorkers have the chance to see a never-before-seen piece of art by one of the city’s most iconic artists, but only for a limited time.

Keith Haring’s “Fiorucci Walls” will be on display in downtown New York City until the end of this year in his Shuman Lounge for attendees to view before their shows and during intermission.

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Photograph: Courtesy of Downtown New York

The mural was painted in 1983 for Milan designer Elio Fiorucci, who asked Haring to turn his store into a work of art, according to NYCC. To prepare, Fiorucci stripped his huge 5,000 square foot store for canvas. Then on October 9, Haring and his friend and protected LA-2 painted the shop for 13 hours to the music of DJ Maurizio Marisco.

However, it was short-lived. The installation broke down in 1984, but Fiorucci kept one panel and kept it until 1991, when he had it restored.

The mural is on loan from the MACo Museum in Chang Mai, Thailand and will be available until the end of 2021. A series of portraits by Jeannette Montgomery Barron will be adjacent to the mural.

The city center will host four tour dates for the public to come and see “Fiorucci Walls:”

  • Friday October 29: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday October 30: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday November 5: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday November 6: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, NYCC will host its 18th Fall for Dance Festival with five unique programs, each featuring three groups of different artists and companies presented this year without an intermission, for the price of a movie ticket. There will be four NYCC commissions presented by tap dance superstar Ayodele Casel, modern dance legend Lar Lubovitch for New York City Ballet principal dancers Adrian Danchig-Waring and Joseph Gordon, and the re-enactment of The Verdon Fosse Legacy d ‘a series of dances based on originally created trios. for Tony Award-winning actress and dancer Gwen Verdon and New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin. The fourth, a co-commission with the Vail Dance Festival, will be created by sought-after choreographer Justin Peck for New York City Ballet Principal Tiler Peck and American Ballet Theater Principal Herman Cornejo.

Keith Haring Fiorucci Walls
Photograph: Courtesy of Downtown New York


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