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Today a shot from a few years ago, captured at the Keith Haring "The political line" expo in Rotterdam Kunsthal. (a museum with only temporary expositions).

One of the remarkable things of the Haring expo was to be able to see the great diversity of materials Haring worked on / with. For instance the hood of a NY yellow cab covered with permanent marker, shown here. And no, the man with the cap isn't trying to to take the deformation of the hood a step further ;-)

Haring's work has become an integral part of the world's big and heterogeneous family of (neo-)modernist visual languages. And through the way it's commercially (re)presented, his work nowadays has lost much of its layered symbolism and political meaning. The KunstHal expo facilitated the viewer to (re)connect with this. Although the 'white wall' museal context was in a way alien to his work, it was rarely objectionable.

Shot with an exposure of 1/3 seconds, hence the expressive motion blur here.

For a larger view click:here.

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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