Keith Haring Sculptures near Battery Park

There’s so much to see in Battery Park that visitors may not realize the other treasures that are located nearby. Once you start exploring the surrounding streets, however, you will find all sorts of delights. Across the street from the park, at 17 State Street, there are two large, brightly-painted aluminum sculptures by famous New York City artist Keith Haring. Haring’s work is very distinctive, making it easy to identify. These two pieces are titled Untitled (Two Dancing Figures) and Untitled (Figure Balancing on Dog). It’s interesting to view the sculptures from various perspectives, as you notice different details.

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Want more information about the sculptures and Keith Haring’s tragically short artistic career. The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has this description on their website. If you’d like to see the sculptures firsthand, take the 4 or 5 train to the Bowling Green station, the J or Z trains to the Broad Street station, the R train to Whitehall Street station, or the 1 train to South Ferry (make sure you are on one of the first five cars for the 1 train).

5 thoughts on “Keith Haring Sculptures near Battery Park

  1. Keith Haring’s Two Dancing Figures sculpture has sadly been gone since late March 2018. It’s been replaced by a logo for the IP Soft company whose headquarters are at the 17 State Street building. I found out from the designers of the IP Soft logo that the owner of the Two Dancing Figures used to own the building until about a year and a half ago. Apparently he decided to remove it and take it somewhere upstate, presumably because he no longer owns the building. Strangely enough, Figure Balancing on a Dog is still there and the person I talked to doesn’t know whether it will stay or go. It’s sad that Two Dancing Figures isn’t there anymore as it was so iconic, but I do hope Figure Balancing on a Dog stays.

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