Title: The Dutch Adventures of Keith Haring
Subtitle: Amsterdam Notes
Author: Chris Reinewald
Paperback, unfold cover
Cover: Keith Haring with Niels SHOE Meulman and Jan Rothuizen, 1986
An inside story by Chris Reinewald (1955), published by Dutch Graffiti Library, about Keith Haring (1958-1990) in Holland, just before his worldwide breakthrough. Plus: never shown works by Haring and the Dutch graffiti scene of the 1980’s.
The book The Dutch Adventures of Keith Haring offers a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of Haring’s stay in the Netherlands with anecdotes, photos from the Stedelijk archives and previously unpublished art by Haring and the Dutch street art scene of the ’80s. The publication is an intimate portrait of a gutsy graffiti artist who, after many exploits in the Netherlands, rises to world fame.
“The Dutch adventures of Keith Haring” is an improved version of the digital longread ‘HARING WAS HERE’ published at www.stedelijk.nl for the occasion of Keith Harings reinstalled velum, September 2017 at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. This text has been enlarged and enriched by images from the archives of the Stedelijk Museum, Dutch Graffiti Library and private persons. Most of them are published here for the first time.