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About Keith Haring

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. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2014
Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young Museum, San Francisco

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2014
KEITH HARING, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Pop Abstraction, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2016
2016
Best Buddies "The Art of Friendship", De Re Gallery, Los Angeles
2016
Post-war/Contemporary Highlight, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles
2015
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford
2015
CONTEMPORARY PRINTS, Inception Gallery, Paris
2015
[RED], Casterline | Goodman Gallery, Aspen
2014
Abu Dhabi Art 2014, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC
2014
Back to the Bowery, Soho Contemporary Art, New York
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