1. Keith Haring Fingerprint Card From Arrest (1982)
Another noteworthy highlight is Keith Haring’s fingerprint card, which the artist took from a police precinct following an arrest. According to the MCNY, Haring produced hundreds of chalk drawings in the subway between the years 1980 and 1985. His work, including Radiant Child and Barking Dog, eventually became a familiar sight for commuters. However, they also apparently led to his frequent arrest.
“Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York” is on view at the Museum of the City of New York from November 10, 2017 – Sunday, May 13, 2018. For more information, click here.