Amazing Keith Haring's mural...

Published : May 13, 2015

Barcelona hidden details - Amazing Keith Haring's mural

Barcelona Keith Haring Huge Mural

Barcelona Keith Haring Huge Mural in the center of the town
In February 1989, Keith Haring made this 34 meter mural, on what at the time was a dirty wall in the most degraded part of the Raval neighborhood.

The artist, well known at the time for his graffiti’s in the New York subway, only took five hours to paint the mural without a draft, prior study or project. He painted a long snake holding a needle, symbol of AIDS that at the time devastated the neighborhood.

Damaged by graffiti and on the verge of disappearing during the renovation of the square in 1992, thanks to pressure from the artist’s fans, before the works on the square, they traced the original drawing and took color samples to create a new mural..

In 2014 the mural was reproduced on a concrete wall in the Joan Corominas square behind the museum of contemporary art of Barcelona (MACBA) .

-> Discover this original mural during the tour "The Rambla and surroundings".

-> Read the complete story as published in "el País" (in Spanish).

-> Link to Keith Haring's information in Wikipedia.

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