Murale Tuttomondo by Keith Haring

Historic Site in Pisa

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In 1989, a serendipitous encounter with a student from Pisa led to the commissioning of artist Keith Haring to create a mural on the rear wall of Sant’Antonio Abate church. This mural, known as Tuttomondo (meaning “all the world”), stands as one of the largest murals in Europe, covering an area of 180 square meters, and took Haring a week to complete.

Tuttomondo is a rare example of an outdoor work by Haring, intended for permanent public display, and he later regarded it as one of his most significant pieces. It also turned out to be one of his final works, as he only managed to complete one other mural before his untimely death in 1990 at the age of 31.

The mural features thirty figures, brightly painted in Haring’s distinctive cartoon style, seemingly tumbling across the wall. Among them are women, men, children, a dolphin, a bat, and various other animals, all joyfully entwined in an exuberant dance. Haring’s powerful message of unity, harmony, and love among humans, animals, and nature remains just as relevant and meaningful today as it was back in 1989.

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Visiting Murale Tuttomondo by Keith Haring

Address: V. Emanuele II, 18, 56125 Pisa PI, Italy
Duration: 10 minutes

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