I can’t imagine an 8,200 square foot apartment in New York- but complete with its own Keith Haring mural- preposterous! When realtors were renovating the epic “maisonette,” they accidentally unearthed the long forgotten Haring mural. Back in his days at the School of Visual Arts, Haring created the mural as part of a student exhibition in 1978 when the space was a student gallery. Made from shoe polish and alcohol, the realtors originally had hoped to move the mural, but since it would be reduced to rubble if disturbed, it remained, and has become an amazing asset to a living space that most of us can barely even allow ourselves to dream of!
The lucky owners get three floors of living in the 19th century American Thread building, including double floor ceilings, insane windows, and not just the handiwork of Haring, but also knowing that he once stalked the halls of their home, and created this mural that clearly shows the beginnings of the basis of all his work to come.
Who: Keith Haring
What: Mural from student days
Where: 260 West Broadway, private residence.