Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Keith Haring Grafitti

This graffiti is actually a re-creation of Keith Haring's work on the original site (wall) located on Houston Street near Bowery. According to a NYTimes article, the original graffiti has faded away and this was actually a 'paint over' to commemorate the artist's 50th birthday in May 2008.

So how would you like to be remembered when you are gone?

25 comments:

thwany said...

i would love to be remembered through my writing. it's always been a dream of mine to write non-fiction literature. i just can't get my lazy ass disciplined enough to start writing again.

Vogon Poet said...

I hope to have still some time to work on it, but I think friends and loved ones can be trusted with this. It'll be up to them...

Olivier said...

superbe,je suis fan des travaux de Keith Haring, c'est un vrai poète de la rue, magnifique.

superb, I am a fan of the work of Keith Haring, a true poet of the street, beautiful

Chuck Pefley said...

That's an amazing piece, isn't it? I was quite taken with its vibrancy when I saw it as well. There is a wonderful playfulness to this graphic. Fun and spontaneity with a zest for life, not to mention stepping way outside normal parameters. Pretty much sums up my wishes -:)

Sheri said...

What an interesting photo, thank you for sharing. When I'm gone, I want to be remembered as loving. Giving. I hope that my life has an impact on those around me.

Babzy said...

The mural is beautiful , i like everything colours ,graphic ,and the way you shot it !

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow.

Hilda said...

Love it! I wish more street artists would paint bare concrete walls.

Virginia said...

I love love Keith Haring! Remembered ? Hmmm maybe for my photography/art, living life to the fullest and trying to make this world a better place. I don't know. That's hard Ming!

Jilly said...

Love this. Really eyecatching graffiti. Great colours.

Well, if I get my ass in gear, I'd like to be remembered for something I'd written. But perhaps more realistically I'd like to be remembered as someone who was positive, fun and a good friend - which I am...except when it's cold! Only kidding, Ming. About the cold I mean.

Ken Mac said...

that says NYC to me

Saretta said...

I love Keith Haring's art. I have a t-shirt of his somewhere around here...

I guess I want to be remembered for being funny, loving and a bit wacky...basically, for the Saretta I see. Because sometimes, other people have a completely different image of us than the one we have of ourselves...

Saretta said...

p.s. I tagged you on my blog, come see!

hmstrjam said...

i love seeing this every time i walk down to the whole foods...

Babooshka said...

Don't be silly Ming, I am immortal. Should my I pop off this mortal coil to be remembered as obviously the best photographer and greatest intellect of our times, barking mad and over opinionated.
Oh and having a very keen sense of irony. One day they will find out who I am on this island an lynch me.
This is incredibly eye catching in such a grey world.

Bob Crowe said...

Ming, that's one cool picture, Haring is always colorful and vibrant but the low sunlight on the wall make this a standout. The two people give it scale.

I don't give a hoot how or if I am remembered when I'm gone. I mean, how would you know?

Shammickite said...

I love that mural, but I have to admit I have never heard of the artist.... sorry! I'll have to do a google search!
I'd like to be remembered as a good mum to my sons, a fun nana to my grandchildren, and a kind and considerate person.

Alexa said...

Well, ask a hard question, why don't ypu, Ming?
First of all, I'm so glad this fabulous Keith Haring mural has been refreshed, aren't you? And your photo, with just the mural and these two women, is great.
Don't suppose I care how I'm remembered—just so I'm remembered! (Seriously, I know my kids will always love me & that's enough for me)

L.Shaw said...

When I'm gone....yikes!!! Don't want to think about that....though I do love your Haring photo.

Belinda said...

Great photo - my uncle would love this!

Peter said...

My ambition or hope is only to be remembered by a few as long as I'm still around!

Paz said...

Very cool photo. I love the two women against the backdrop of Haring's work.

Paz

Rafe T said...

That's a great photo! Must have my photo taken against it.

Fadia Anugrah T said...

heeiii,,,,

the graffiti is wonderful...

nice picture... ^_^

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Looks different enuf that you can tell it isn't Haring.... But a nice homage...