Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Keith Haring °1958-1990 Reading, USA
Lived and worked in NY, USA

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis.
He had a tremendous influence on his generation, and although his career spanned just a single decade, the effect of his visual language is none the less for it. His rhythmic lines and patterns express his enormous zest for life.

Artworks

Keith Haring
Untitled (The Story of Jason), 1987
Marker on picture
8,9 x 8,5 cm

Keith Haring
Flower 2 , 1990
Silkscreen on paper
127 x 91,4 x 3,5 cm
edition 16 of 100

Keith Haring
Flower 3 , 1990
Silkscreen on paper
127 x 91,4 x 3,5 cm
edition 16 of 100

Keith Haring
Flower 4 , 1990
Silkscreen on paper
127 x 91,4 x 3,5 cm
edition 16 of 100

Keith Haring
Flower 5 , 1990
Silkscreen on paper
127 x 91,4 x 3,5 cm
edition 16 of 100

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