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Keith Haring—Ways To Dispose Of The Dead

I went to the Keith Haring exhibit at Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center today.

The exhibit is very much worth visiting.

Mr. Haring lived 1958-1990.

Two days after the death of my dad, this exhibit seemed like a proper mix of intellect and aesthetics, and of good cheer and death.

Many Haring drawings dealt with AIDS. In a number of his works, Mr. Haring showed a justified contempt for Ronald Reagan due to how Mr. Reagan ignored the AIDS crisis.

The museum said you could not take pictures of Mr. Haring’s art. At the same time, the exhibit celebrated Mr. Haring’s start as a graffiti artist, and talked about him being arrested for chalk drawings in public spaces in NYC.

Everything becomes a product.

Death is a product. You can buy different funeral packages that help you dispose of the dead person in your life in varying ways.

The picture above is from the book I bought today of drawings completed by the deceased Mr. Haring.

One way we dispose of the dead is to remember them in a way that suits the needs and wants of the living.

Please click here to learn more about Mr. Haring.

March 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. Reagan “ignored” AIDS by doubling funding for research every year from 1983 to 1988.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | March 15, 2011

  2. Mr. Reagan may have signed budgets that were approved by a Democratic House, and beginning in 1987 a Democratic Senate, that had in them increased funding for AIDS research. But as the third link in the post above indicates, AIDS meant nothing to Mr. Reagan when his leadership on this public health disaster was very much needed.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 16, 2011

  3. The budgets, and the increased AIDS funding therein, were proposed by the president.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | March 16, 2011

  4. This link backs up Mr. Bramanti’s view–


    I think, however, that this link better represents the facts.


    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 17, 2011

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