Keith Haring silkscreen series given to LA center

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Posted: Mar 14, 2011 10:46 PM
Keith Haring silkscreen series given to LA center

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center has been given a series of 10 silkscreens drawn by pop artist Keith Haring.

The Apocalypse series is a gift from center supporter Tyler Cassity, co-owner of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

The art will be on display through March 30 at the center's Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

Spokesman Jon Imparato says it is rare to have a complete Haring series so the center is honored to have the silkscreens.

The 1988 series was a departure for the artist who is best known for his vibrant images of human figures. He made the silkscreens while he was living with AIDS. He died in 1990.

Cassity says he thinks Haring would be pleased with the donation.

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