Thursday, April 23, 2015

Keith Haring's "The Life of Christ" at St. John the Divine is one of NYC's "Top 10 Art Secrets"

By Ben Davis
Keith Haring's Altarpiece "Life of Christ" at Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Courtesy of untapped cities
NEW YORK---New York's a tough city, and one that encourages a gloomy view of the future for erratically paid creative types (see Why I Believe New York's Art Scene Is Doomed). Here's a video tour of 10 of these art spots to remind you why the city is worth the struggle: "The Life of Christ" - Finished just weeks before his death of AIDS complications in 1990, Keith Haring created this 600-pound bronze triptych finished in white gold leaf, telling the Christ story in his signature ebullient stick figures. Haring's memorial was held at St. John's, and the altar donated to it shortly thereafter by his estate; seeing it there is quite moving. [link]

Grace Cathedral- Keith Haring's Altarpiece "Life of Christ" from Sam Fraulino on Vimeo.