First Look at New Museum’s Bowery Exhibit, Including Keith Haring’s Front Door

"Bettie and The Ramones" Miller/Ringma/Hoppe (Acrylic on Canvas) Marc H. MillerTim Schreier “Bettie and The Ramones,” oil on canvas by Curt Hoppe.

“Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989” opened to the public today at New Museum. An offshoot of the museum’s Bowery Artist Tribute, launched in 2007, the exhibit pays tribute to the strip that served as “a social network where painters, photographers, performance artists, musicians, and filmmakers exchanged ideas and drew inspiration from this concentration of creative activity.” The Local dropped in earlier today and came back with these photos.

Keith Haring Houston/Bowery, 1982 Photo by Tseng Kwong ChiTim Schreier Keith Haring at East Houston and Bowery, 1982. Photo by Tseng Kwong Chi.

Haring's Bowery/Houston Mural 1982 Photo by Tseng Kwong ChiTim Schreier Haring’s finished mural.

Keith Haring's Apartment Door #3Tim Schreier Keith Haring’s apartment door, #3.

Inside Keith Haring's ApartmentTim Schreier Inside Keith Haring’s apartment.

Study for La Vida, 1984 by Martin WongTim Schreier Study for La Vida, 1984, by Martin Wong.

Photo by Martin WongTim Schreier Photo by Martin Wong

"Two Headed Monster" Anton van Dalen, 1981Tim Schreier “Two Headed Monster” by Anton van Dalen, 1981.

Artirp VegaTim Schreier Arturo Vega

Marc H. Miller 98 BoweryTim Schreier Mark H. Miller, 98 Bowery

Harry's Bar (Harry Mason) 98 Bowery by Marc H Miller 1974Tim Schreier Harry Nelson at Harry’s Bar, 1974, by Mark H. Miller.

.Tim Schreier Flyers

Others featured in the exhibit, on display through Jan. 6, include Barbara Ess, Coleen Fitzgibbon, John Holmstrom, Curt Hoppe, Colette Lumiere, Adrian Piper, Adam Purple, Marcia Resnick, Bettie Ringma, Christy Rupp, Arleen Schloss, Charles Simonds, Eve Sonneman, Billy Sullivan, Paul Tschinkel, and Robin Winters.