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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Keith Haring and his daring colors

Keith Allen Haring born in 1958 was an American artist and social activist. His work responded to the street culture of New York City of the 1980s. His concepts included themes of birth, death, sexuality and war. His work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century.

Harings early life was life in Pennsylvania with his parents. The oldest of four children he was also the only boy. His interest in art began early in life as he spent time with his father an armature cartoonist. Haring had influence from Walt Disney cartoons, Dr. Seuss, Charles Schulz and the Looney Tunes characters. Harings would study commercial art at the School of Professional Art but that would only last from 1976-78 when he decided to concentrate on his own art

Haring would die of aids related complications in winter of 1990. By this time he had made his mark on the world not only in art but in the world itself. Upon his death Madonna would declare the first New York date for her Blond Ambition World Tour a benefit concert for Haring's memory and donated all proceeds from her ticket sales to AIDS charities

His Art included


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