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Wall Keith Haring: photos, description (Mural of Keith Haring)

Wall of Keith Haring is a very unusual and little-known sights of Pisa. Keith Haring (1958 - 1990) was a young American artist who, starting with the painting of the metro, became known throughout the world. His first drawings in the subway were quickly made, ephemeral chalk outline on blank billboards. Subway passengers hurrying to the wagon, often stopping in front of these drawings for a long time and then stood and looked at them. From that moment on, Haring decided to shake up the traditional gallery system in the art. He joined the artists-graffiti artists, became interested in the hip hop culture and avant-garde culture of street artists, widely spread in new York of the 1980s. In 1982, Haring exhibited their work in the fashion gallery of modern art, where in addition to the figures presented to the public amphorae and a plaster model - in that period he spent a lot of time devoted to the creation of copies of famous statues such as Michelangelo's David, Venus de Milo, and made copies of ancient Greek and Egyptian amphoras. Orders from museums and cities all over the world rained down on the young artist from the horn of plenty. Especially popular were painting the walls a simple graphical shapes, which seemed to say to passers-by. With the help of his work, Haring wanted to appeal to that primitive language, in which graphical symbols are merged with a verbal: "My drawings don't try to imitate life, they try to create it".

The idea of creating murals in Pisa happened by chance when leaning young student met Haring in the street of new York. The story - peace and harmony throughout the Land which can be "read" in the lines connecting 30 figures. Last, folded into a single puzzle piece, cover an area of 180 sq m on the South wall of the Church of San Antonio. Each figure represents different aspects of peace in the world: the "human" scissors are the symbol of solidarity with the Man trying to defeat the snake - a symbol of evil, already devouring the next figure. The figure of a woman with a child - the symbol of motherhood, and the two men supporting the Dolphin - an expression of man's relationship with nature. Choosing colors to create this large-scale paintings, Haring found inspiration in the buildings of Pisa and the atmosphere of the city. He wanted his work, called "Tuttomondo", fit into the environment. Today it is one of the few works created by Haringa for permanent display. He spent a week at her establishment, while in others his drawings took no more than one or two days.

30 figures literally dripping with energy that was inherent in Haringe, and the amazing creative force that allowed him to create this hymn of Life, just months before the artist died from AIDS.