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Top image: Henry Heerup, Untitled (Moon Girl), 1972. Oil on canvas. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; Cobra Collection; gift of Golda and Meyer Marks. Photograph by Angelika Rinnhofer.
While Keith Haring was outspoken about the enduring influence of the art of Pierre Alechinsky, the joyful, spontaneous, collective spirit of Haring’s work reveals an overarching affinity with the entire CoBrA movement.
In this accompaniment to our major exhibition Confrontation: Keith Haring & Pierre Alechinsky, a spotlight is cast on the ways in which Haring’s playful imagery, improvisational technique and childlike innocence reveals him to be one of the group’s key disciples. Simultaneously, this presentation provides viewers with a condensed overview of the historic CoBrA movement, and the artistic context that profoundly shaped the life and work of Pierre Alechinsky.
Major support for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is provided by the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.