2. Carmine Street Swimming Pool, West Village
Haring painted this 170 foot-long mural on the wall that connects the Carmine Street Pool to the James J. Walker Park handball court in August, 1987. Haring typically created work based on his inspiration of the moment—not prior sketches. For this mural, he incorporated aquatic colors and motifs, like fish, dolphins, and mermaids. The mural was restored by the Keith Haring Foundation in 1995.