Keith Francis has one of his artworks, a screen-printed and hand-sewn corrupted version of an American flag, titled “Welcome!” had been included in an exhibition called “American Beauty” at the Centro Culturale Altinate in Padova, Italy from September 2023 –January 2024.
This selection of 130 works by 120 American artists tells of the lights and shadows of the nation that, more than any other, has characterized the last century on a global level. The exhibition, organized by Artika in collaboration with the Municipality of Padua and Kr8te, is curated by Daniel Buso.
A short list of some of Francis’s co-exhibitors in “American Beauty” includes Diane Arbus, Robert Longo, Keith Haring, Dorothea Lange, Annie Liebovitz, Vito Acconci, Henri Cartier Bresson, Andre Serrano, Andy Warhol, George Maciunas, Vik Muniz and Banksy. None of them pulled their punches. And they’re all fine company. 
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