notes on the margins--
"At the Nexus Cafe/ Pittsburgh 1977"
"The First Drawing At The Mattress Factory"
"January 1978 in Steel City Snowstorm"
"At the laundromat on Atwood again."
"At The Carnegie Museum of Art"
"Study Two-Forbes Field Revisited"
"Bieber Bus Drawing to NY City"
Haring's stay in Pittsburgh was short, but given that his overall growth was so rapid, it looks like a period worthy of a fuller exploration. Don't get me wrong, these works have a value and interest that goes beyond their historical value.
Upon graduation from high school in 1976, Haring enrolled in the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, a commercial arts school. He soon realized that he had little interest in becoming a commercial graphic artist and, after two semesters, dropped out. While in Pittsburgh, Haring continued to study and work on his own and in 1978 had a solo exhibition of his work at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center.
530 West 21st New York
May 4 - July 1, 2011
Update--someone responded with a tweet saying that Haring did a work in a Pittsburgh bathroom that was painted over. Anyone know anything about this?