Introduction
Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s.Haring's work grew to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways—chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized images-on blank black advertising-space backgrounds. After public recognition he created larger scale works, such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". His later work often addressed political and societal themes—especially homosexuality and AIDS—through his own iconography.Much of his work includes sexual allusions that turned into social activism. He achieved this by using sexual images to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness.
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Introduction
Perhaps more than any other artist associated with the corporate art boom of the 1980s, Haring has become one of the most popular. His simple, cartoon images and flat color, executed in a graffiti-like style appeared as sculptures, decorative accesories, and on the running "Spectacolor Billboard" in Times Square, New York (1982). Haring died of AIDS in 1990.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Cartoonist, Muralist, Painter, Sculptor
Names
Keith Haring, Ḳit Haring, קית הרינג
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