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Artist of the Day – Keith Haring

Posted by dorian on October 9, 2009

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Keith Haring - gene maggio/The New York Times

Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990)

Keith Haring was probably one of the first people to try and break down the barrier between the emerging graffiti/street art and the world of high art.

His comic book stylised figures in bright 80’s day- glow colours came off the walls of New York City and into the galleries and museums of the world. His images belie their simple appearance and often contain highly politicised messages, like his 1986 wall painting ‘Crack is Wack’.

Keith Haring was born in 1958 in Pennsylvania. He moved to New York in 1978 and was inspired by the East Village club scene. His first graffiti art took the form of decorating billboards on the New York Subway either with marker pen or white chalk on blank boards. (this bio excerpt from artzine on artrepublic.com)

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more keith haring bio

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and the finale….

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let’s  go to lyon, france to see exhibit: Keith Haring au musée d’art contemporain de Lyon. click on above map.


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10 Responses to “Artist of the Day – Keith Haring”

  1. Princessxxx said

    keith haring paints grace jones dress, “I’m not perfect”

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  2. princessxxx said

    annie lebowitz portrait of keith haring

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  3. dorian said

    “grace is perfect.”

    andy warhol

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  4. princessxxx said

    sorry dorian, it turns out, keith haring is naked in this picture. princess is notty today.

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  5. dorian said

    that’s okay, his peepee is clothed with paint. if it offends anybody, we’ll have to post a smiley on the member.

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  6. iflay said

    yes please.

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  7. dorian said

    flay, that’s the catholic in you talking. heheh

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  8. jazzhandz said

    keith haring: drawing the line – an incredible portrait of keith haring, a street artist turned pop icon…

    airs on ovation tv october 30th 8pm, 11pm – tune in, tivo, just watch! http://www.ovationtv.com/programs/532

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  9. Princessxxx said

    thanks, i will.

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  10. obama the antichrist said

    i dont get art…i just see lines and colors…if there is a deeper meaning to his pictures….im lost

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