Keith = Hieronymus + Seuss

Sometimes Keith Haring is the guy who combines Hieronymus Bosch & Dr Seuss.

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Haring evokes Bosch‘s infernal tableaux in this untitled 1986 mural that hung above a bar in San Francisco. But the style and characters in this mural are also a bad boy homage to child cartoonist Dr Seuss.

Keith Haring- 1986 Untitled Mural corners detail-Untitled (Mural) – 1986 – Acrylic & oil on canvas – 5 panels

I took this photo at the 104 exhibit in Paris in 2013.
I enjoyed the corners most.

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Dr Seuss’ characters are often identified by their single color, like green Grinch. Like Dr Seuss, Haring often uses uniform color for ready identification, as in his 10 Commandments.

dr seuss characters

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18. August 2013 by benjamin
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