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Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Keith Haring created much of his early public art in the New York subway system, and as his work gained recognition, his energetic figures appeared in sculptures, paintings, and murals around the world. A committed activist, Haring supported a range of social justice issues with his work, and as an openly gay artist during the AIDS Crisis, he devoted much of his art to promoting AIDS awareness and supporting efforts to find a cure for the disease..

Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond

With an artistic practice spanning five decades, Harmony Hammond has worked in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, and conceptual work. With a keen awareness of surface and materials, many of her works use fabric—a traditionally feminine component—to create installations addressing women’s lives and histories. Also an educator and scholar, Hammond writes, curates, and lectures on feminist, lesbian, and queer art.

This month, Grove Art publishes a completely updated article on Keith Haring, influential artist and activist.

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Collection Guides

Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.

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Grove Guide to the Art Market

Explore the new Grove Art subject guide on the art market, which brings together articles related to finance, art law, provenance, cultural heritage, collecting, connoisseurship, galleries, auction houses, and dealers.

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UpdateGAO is an ongoing initiative to revise Grove’s articles in collaboration with their original authors, yielding updates to reflect recent developments and new scholarship. Have you contributed to Grove and want to update your article(s)? Let us know.

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Latin American Art

Grove Art continues a major initiative to revise and expand Grove’s content on Latin American art and architecture. Led by Tom Cummins at Harvard University, this project includes scholarship on topics from the Pre-Columbian period to present day. 



JUNE 28, 2019

What's new in June 2019

In this update, Grove Art publishes a completely updated article on Keith Haring, influential artist and activist.

MAY 2, 2019

New blog post - Leonardo 500

A glimpse into the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci is now available on the OUPblog.

MARCH 27, 2019

What's new in March 2019

In this update, Grove Art publishes 9 new articles, 9 emendations, and 45 article revisions. Benezit publishes 1 emendation and 51 new articles.