Deodato Arte Gallery presents a special art night dedicated to one of the most prestigious works in the collection, Fiorucci Wall, a unique piece on wood by Keith Haring. It is a giant work created by Keith Haring & LA II in early 1984. The untitled work (spray paint on wood 186x98cm) bears the Keith Haring Foundation’s certificate of authenticity and has a very fascinating history rooted in Milan, the fashion and new trends capital of the 1980s.
Elio Fiorucci, in early 1984 handed over to Keith Haring, his friend and elective affinity, the keys to his flagship in Piazza San Babila so that the artist could transform it into a unique place, capable of inspiring and astonishing; Haring, together with the emerging talent LA II decorated Italy’s most famous concept store in just two days and nights and helped make the atmosphere of Fiorucci’s store unique, where art and design were combined with collections of clothes, accessories, perfumes and one-of-a-kind pieces, just as was happening in the world’s trendiest cities like London and New York.
With a real action painting intervention, the American writer decorated the interior of the store in Galleria Passarella, the first store opened by Elio Fiorucci, which marked the beginning of the brand’s worldwide rise. Haring, armed with a spray can, created graffiti depicting his most iconic subjects for him.
Fiorucci Wall will be exhibited at Deodato Arte Gallery (Via Nerino 1) on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.; it is a one-of-a-kind piece made with spray paint on a wooden panel.
Haring’s typical little men and subjects take shape in different colors, such as red, yellow, green, blue and others. Some of the paint used is fluorescent neon. The work measures 186 x 98 cm and comes with a certificate of authenticity, expertise and condition report.
Haring’s performance is documented in the catalog “Dear Elio. A fantastic journey into the world of Fiorucci,” published by Rizzoli. A copy of the catalog is provided free with the work and documentation. The work will be sold provided with a protective museum plexiglass box.
Milanese art lover, are you ready for a plunge into the legendary 1980s of Milano da bere, among contemporary art, design, fashion and avant-garde?