Remember that woman who turned her husband’s car into a Sharpie-infested thing of beauty? Turns out, she’s not only one who likes drawing on cars, as a new exhibition called The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring reveals.
Apparenty, the artist, who died at the very young age of 31, spent some time customizing automobiles with his unique brand of street art. This exhibit collects some of those highly-prized creations, which were made during his runs of artist-in-residency at the Montreux Jazz Fest and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as in promotional events for galleries in New Jersey and Dusseldorf.
The Unconventional Canvases of Keith Haring is the first exhibit to feature all five of the vehicles that the artist has worked on over the years, which range from trucks and sports cars to motorcycles and everyday sedans. And, yes, the art is, pretty much, what you expect from Haring, with bold lines, vivid colors, and active icons that have marked the artist’s easily-recognizable and universally-appreciated style. Of course, the actual themes in each piece varied, with each one heavily influenced by the mood and the surroundings found in the locations each of the art cars were made.
Los Angeles, California’s Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting the exhibit, which runs from now till June 17th of next year. General admission is $15.