The simple, graphic style Keith Haring used in his two-dimensional pieces often translated into his sculpture throughout his career. His three-dimensional forms primarily focus on balance and the energetic movement of shapes. As the only portrait sculpture Haring ever created, this piece was named after Julia Gruen, a friend of the artist. A dancer, Julia seems to capture the energy and excitement of 1980s New York.
Keith Haring. Julia, 1987. Painted aluminum, 96 x 78 x 59.5 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © The Estate of Keith Haring.