Keith Haring Art Project Could Be Worth Millions, But Some Of It Is Missing

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — A colorful mural created by a world-renowned artist with the help of Chicago students may be worth millions. But Chicago Public Schools apparently doesn’t know where all the pieces are.

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

Orange Line riders arriving at Midway Airport may not know they’re passing by murals created by the late, world-renowned contemporary artist Keith Haring. But retired CPS teacher Irving Zucker does.

“I’ve been trying to track it for the last 25 years,” Zucker says.

Zucker recruited social activist Haring to Chicago to create a giant, colorful mural, with the help of 500 CPS students. Even more came from the suburbs.

“He did it because he loved kids, and he was committed to urban culture and urban life,” she says.

Students signed the murals with their schools, like Wells and Corliss, and with uplifting messages, such as “say no to drugs” and “stop the gangs.”


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