The mural by Keith Haring at the Foodcenter in Amsterdam-West will be restored next year. In the past years, many have worked for the visibility and conservation of this special work.
Haring painted the mythical animal in 1986, eight years later, it disappeared behind a metal façade. During the rediscovery in 2018 the wall painting turned out to be in a reasonable condition. Experts established that restoration was necessary to preserve the work for the future. That is why a restoration plan was drawn up this year and a number of parties involved agreed on the funding.
The Keith Haring Foundation, the municipality of Amsterdam, and project developer Marktkwartier (collaboration between VolkerWessels Vastgoed and Ballast Nedam Development) each contribute one third to the total costs of approximately € 180,000. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is closely involved as an advisor and one of the initiators of the restoration.
We are honoured to have been commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam and the Stedelijk Museum to make a small contribution in the preparatory fase, with a plan of action. Coming spring, we will be supervising the restoration.
Keith Haring mural, 1986. Photo Hanna Hachula. Artwork © Keith Haring
Restoration Keith Haring mural