From Wide Walls
In 1982 Keith Haring created his first major outdoor mural on the Houston Bowery Wall in New York City. The iconic mural is one of the street art legends most recognisable public works and is firmly entrenched in the history of graffiti and street art, created using his signature style figures and bold colours. The partner of Keith Haring, Juan Dubose, helped out with the mural, which was created in dedication to the rising art scene in the area. In 2008, the Houston Bowery Wall became a permanent outdoor exhibition space created by Tony Goldman and Jeffrey Deitch, the first new mural being this tribute to the original Keith Haring mural on what would have been his 50th birthday.
Nov. 8, 2013
New York Daily News
At the intersection of Bowery and East Houston St., this mural site has offered a place of artistic expression since 1982 when renowned artist Keith Haring first claimed it as his blank canvas. At the beginning of 2013, artist John (Crash) Matos left his ...
July 16, 2014
the Bowery Mural wall has been legally hosting the work of different artists since 2008, but Keith Haring and Juan Dubose first painted the space in 1982. When wall-owner Goldman Properties started commissioning, the first piece was a tribute to the original.