As one of the key figures in the 1980s New York art scene, Keith Haring (1958–1990) created a unique style that blended street art, graffiti, pop sensibility and cartoon elements. With thick black outlines, bright colours and kinetic figures, his public (and occasionally illegal) interventions, sculptures and works on canvas and paper have become icons of 20th-century visual culture.
In this vivid introduction to Haring’s work, we explore the dynamic life and innovative spirit of this singular artist, who spent no more than a decade in the spotlight, but through the accessibility of his visual vocabulary, and the strength of his political commitment, became one of the most significant artists to emerge from New York’s vibrant, downtown community.
Author: Alexandra Kolossa
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm, hardcover