ArtPoint's Annual Gala: Art is for Everybody

Celebrating Keith Haring: The Political Line
Venue de Young Event Date Saturday, February 7, 2015 Event Photos Available Here  

Street artist and activist Keith Haring first gained fame in 1980s New York for his drawings throughout the subway system and other public spaces featuring his own unique graffiti-styled imagery. Soon his art and its messages promoting love for each other and for our planet were recognized around the world. In February, the “month of love,” ArtPoint hosted a party to celebrate the life and work of beloved pop culture icon Keith Haring and the exhibition Keith Haring: The Political Line.

Guests enjoyed live performances by the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, and Tainted Love, 1980s-inspired music by DJ Matt Haze, a thematic photo booth, and more! The Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries were open to all for late-night viewing.

Proceeds from this fundraising event support exhibitions and programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Host Committee: Bob Aspell, Steve and Lydia Bergman, Amanda Bradford, Betsabe Botaitis, Liana Burtsava, Jackie Cartwright, Daniel Chen, Alexander Hsu, Arlene Kim, Kelly Krueger, Blake Mason, Richard Mumby, Josh Rasmussen, Ian Ross and Daniele Rocha, Mitch Schneider, Sheila Warren, S.B. Hadley Wilson

Image: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Baked enamel on steel. Collection of Justin Warsh © 2014, Keith Haring Foundation. L: Keith Haring, Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1985. Acrylic on canvas. Private collection. Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation (right) Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982. Vinyl paint on vinyl tarpaulin. Collection of Sloan and Roger Barnett. Keith Haring artwork © Keith Haring Foundation.

Event Chair(s) Liz Curtis, Kate Gorrissen, Jennifer Hagan, Josh Reynolds