Keith Haring, 1958-1990

Keith Haring, 1958-1990

A Life for Art

Book - 2009
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Happy land: The cheerful art of street culture's most famous proponent By the time of his death from AIDS at the age of 31, Keith Haring (1958-1990) was already a wildly successful and popular artist. Haring's original and instantly recognizable style, full of thick black lines, bold colors, and graffiti-inspired cartoon-like figures, won him the appreciation of both the art world and the general public; his work appeared simultaneously on T-shirts, gallery walls, and public murals. In 1986, Haring founded Pop Shop, a boutique in New York's SoHo selling Haring-designed memorabilia, to benefit charities and help bring his work closer to the public and especially street kids, with whom he never lost contact. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Publisher: Köln ; Los Angeles [Calif.] : Taschen, c2009.
ISBN: 9783836512565
3836512564
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Haring, Keith
Alternative Title: Haring

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