Elie Hirschfeld and his wife Sarah have always admired the vibrancy, energy and diversity that continually surge through every street, avenue, park and subway of New York City. And Mr. and Mrs. Hirschfeld continue an enduring appreciation for the work of a groundbreaking artist that forever will be associated with transformative times in this great city – Keith Haring. Elie Hirchfeld and Sarah expanded their art collection this year with an original work by Mr. Haring.
Even now, more than twenty years after his death, Keith Haring remains a symbol of New York City’s street art scene. Haring came to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts in 1978 and quickly became immersed in the city’s alternative art scene, befriending Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf and Andy Warhol. While he experimented with video, installation, collage and performance art, his true talent lay in his line paintings.