Haring hit upon the connections
between his urgent cartoons and Alechinsky's equally agitated although less specific
message. but he soon realized that to evolve from the abstract draftmanship that
was engendered by this contact, a wider field of influence and stimulus was needed.
It was specifically to enroll in the School of Visual Arts that Haring came to
New York City in 1978. A quick study, he soon absorbed and moved beyond the information,
styles and available attitudes at that curious institution, which is at once naive
and hip. Ultimately, Haring's transition to the stunning new vocabulary of Pulsing
Pyramids, Praying Figures and Hovering Angels was the result of a few months in
New York City, driven by the hunger to communicate to a popular audience - one
that lay outside the official art world.
-- from the Intoduction
to Art in Transit
by Henry Geldzahler
| Complete essay.
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Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
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