Keith does Michelangelo – 1984

Keith Haring - Marriage of Heaven and Hell 1984 in Paris- photo Benjamin Bergery-Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1984, acrylic on canvas

Haring’s work is full of the simplicity of good and evil: forever battling and intermingled, but always clearly delimited.
As clear as an X across your face.

The only ambiguous character here is the figure riding the horizontal cross, neither angel nor demon, half-way between heaven and hell.

Michaelangelos-creation-of-Adam

Although labeled as an illustration of William Blake, this giant canvas also evokes Michelangelo’s giant frescoes of the Creation of Adam and the Day of Judgement.

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18. August 2013 by benjamin
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