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The Contemporary Arts Center Announces Talk by French Street Artist and 2011 TED Prize Winner, JR

At the Opening Celebration of Keith Haring: 1978-1982 and Jimmy Baker: Remote Viewing

JR, the renowned French street artist best known for his “Women are Heroes” project, will be at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) on Friday, February 25th for the opening party of Keith Haring: 1978-1982 and Jimmy Baker: Remote Viewing. JR will be the featured speaker for the event, his talk taking place immediately prior to the public party. Admission to the talk is open exclusively to CAC Members, though the party afterward is free and open to the public.

During this intimate presentation, JR will tell CAC Members about being the first artist to ever win the prestigious TED Prize and about his work as an international street artist. JR’s talk at the CAC brings into view Haring’s legacy as a precursor to contemporary street art and provides a great backdrop to viewing Keith Haring: 1978-1982. The groundbreaking exhibition explores the vibrant and experimental years of Haring’s early career when he started a diligent and vigorous studio practice, began making public and political art on the city streets and enjoyed a frenetic social life. The show traces the development of his visual vocabulary and includes rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks, videos, flyers, posters, photographs and subway drawings, as well as word collages, texts, and diaries.

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