The Apocalypse series is a collaboration with author William S. Burroughs who wrote an accompanying piece of text for each of the 10 panels in the series. This series is particularly important as it was created in 1988 which is the year the artist was diagnosed with AIDS. The series of work shows a unique insight into the artists personal struggle with the disease and the finality of his impending death. Haring died in 1990.
Apocalypse 8 is now available to view at the gallery and is certainly a must have for a collector of Harings work as it is such an important series of work. The accompanying text for the piece is below,
This is where we all came in blue and white paint from when Everyman sees colour nightmares are right here warehouses and piers electric energy floods inorganic molds subways faster and faster, glass steel girder Pan God of Panic whips screaming concrete, faces look up at the torn sky and burn with madness. TRACK the planet is pulling bucking cars and trucks careening into space faster and faster into the Void spinning walks and streets flash by like subway stations in a reek of ozone."
Click here to view Apocalypse 8