Nov 10, 2021 - Things to Do
Why the Keith Haring sculpture at Pappajohn Park has a new look
Three figure sculptures of yellow, blue and red as part of "Untitled (Three Dancing Figures, Version C)" at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.
"Untitled (Three Dancing Figures, Version C)" at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Photo: Linh Ta/Axios

Some of Axios Des Moines' readers noticed that the Keith Haring sculpture in downtown Des Moines looked a bit ... different.

  • Don't worry — the three dancing figures in Haring's "Untitled" piece didn't twist an ankle or step on a George Foreman Grill.
  • The sculptures are wrapped in preparation for some new lighting work and digging nearby at the park, according to the city.

Fun fact: Haring, who's most well-known for his iconic wall art, created the sculpture as a nod to his love of dancing and club culture.

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