Keith Haring: Art to the Streets is a large-scale solo exhibition of Keith Haring, a renowned American artist of the 1980s known for his bright pop imagery, currently being held at The Mori Arts Center Gallery located on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower.
Based on the belief that “art is for everybody”, Haring disseminated his work throughout everyday life using the subway and streets based mainly in New York. In this way, he gave everyone the opportunity to encounter art. Moreover, in an era predating the internet and social media, Haring conveyed strong social messages to a chaotic society through his works. This made a pioneering figure in the effort to expand the potential of an art-based dialogue with the general public. During his fast-paced 31-year life, Haring spent roughly a decade working as an artist. However, his impressive works, distinguished by their simple bold lines, are still loved by people all over the world, inspiring collaborations in a host of different genres.
This exhibition presents a comprehensive collection of approximately 150 pieces, including the subway drawings that made Haring’s name to monumental, a six-meter-long work and important materials detailing the artist’s special link to Japan. Haring’s art, which he used to fight against latent social violence and inequality, and discrimination and lack of government support for HIV/AIDS community until the end of his life, transcends both time and space, retaining the power to touch our hearts even today.
All Keith Haring Artwork ©Keith Haring Foundation
Photo by ©Makoto Murata
Born in the northeastern U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In the early 1980s, Keith Haring first attracted attention with a project called Subway Drawings in which he made drawings on unused advertising boards inside the New York subway system. After emerging as a leading cultural of the era alongside Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring enjoyed international acclaim. He made murals and held workshops all over the world, including in Japan, and also became known for his efforts to prevent and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote children’s welfare. Haring died in 1990 at the age of 31 due to AIDS-related complications.
Open every day during the exhibition period
Opening hours：10:00 - 19:00, Open until 20:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Year-end & New Year holidays (from December 31, 2023 to January 03, 2024)
Open from 11:00 until 18:00 (Last Admission: 17:30)
Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 1C
(direct access to Roppongi Hills through concourse)
6-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Roppongi Station” Exit 3
9-minute walk from Toei Subway Oedo Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 7
12-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Namboku Line “Azabu-juban Station” Exit 4
10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Nogizaka Station” Exit 5
“Keith Haring Art to the Streets” Public relations office in Tokyo (OHANA Inc.)
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P Code: 562-478
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