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Keith Davis


Keith Davis (1954–1987) was a New York-based artist and graphic designer. During the 1980s Davis was active in the East Village art scene both as an artist and a graphic designer and took great joy in combining and contrasting high and low culture. Working with artists such as Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, Hope Sandrow, and David Wojnarowicz, he often traded artwork for design. In 1983, Keith participated in the Pier 34 project initiated by David Wojnarowicz and Mike Bidlo. Tragically, he died of complications related to AIDS in 1987 at the age of 32. In 2016, his work was shown in the exhibition “Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34 NYC, 1983–84” curated by Jonathan Weinberg at Hunter College Galleries.