Konstalbum-Keith Haring

Keith Haring B: 4 maj 1958 i Reading, Pennsylvania D: 16 feb 1990 i New York

Keith Haring - Statue of Liberty 1986

Keith Haring - Twins, Hand-Woven Tapestry

Keith Haring - Untitled 1988

Keith Haring - Untitled 1980

Keith Haring - Untitled 1982

Keith Haring - Acrobats 1986

Keith Haring - Angel Dolphin 1982

Keith Haring - Skateboards 1986

Keith Haring - 1989

Keith Haring - 1989

Keith Haring - 1990

Keith Haring - Body Boy 1981

Keith Haring - Bull 1983

Keith Haring - Capoeira Dancers 1987

Keith Haring - 1986

Keith Haring - Crack Down 1986

Keith Haring - Disney Warhol 1986

Keith Haring - Disney Warhol, Red-Yellow-Blue No. 15, 1987

Keith Haring - Disney Warhol 1986

Keith Haring - Disney Warhol 1986

Keith Haring - 1986-87

Keith Haring - 1986-87

Keith Haring - 1986-87

Keith Haring - 1986-87

Keith Haring - 1989

Keith Haring - Elephant 1985

Keith Haring - Figure Balancing dog 1989

Keith Haring - Figures with Heart Vinyl 1982

Keith Haring - Flowers 1990

Keith Haring - Growing II, 1988

Keith Haring - Ringed Figure 1987

Keith Haring - Head through Stomache 1988

Keith Haring - Houston Street 1982

Keith Haring - Untitled 1982

Keith Haring - Untitled 1981

Keith Haring - Untitled 1981

Keith Haring - Andy Mouse 1985

Keith Haring - Apocalypse 1988

Keith Haring - Burning Skull 1987

Keith Haring - Cruella de Vil 1984

Keith Haring - Gil 1988

Keith Haring - International Youth Year 1985

Keith Haring - Julia 1987

Keith Haring - Keith and Julia 1986

Keith Haring - Pop Shop II, 1988

Keith Haring - Portrait of Macho Camacho 1985

Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.

In addition to being impressed by the innovation and energy of his contemporaries, Haring was also inspired by the work of Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Alechinsky, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Robert Henri’s manifesto The Art Spirit, which asserted the fundamental independence of the artist. With these influences Haring was able to push his own youthful impulses toward a singular kind of graphic expression based on the primacy of the line. Also drawn to the public and participatory nature of Christo’s work, in particular Running Fence, and by Andy Warhol’s unique fusion of art and life, Haring was determined to devote his career to creating a truly public art.

Later that same year, Haring moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA). In New York, Haring found a thriving alternative art community that was developing outside the gallery and museum system, in the downtown streets, the subways and spaces in clubs and former dance halls. Here he became friends with fellow artists Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as the musicians, performance artists and graffiti writers that comprised the burgeoning art community. Haring was swept up in the energy and spirit of this scene and began to organize and participate in exhibitions and performances at Club 57 and other alternative venues.

In April 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in Soho selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons and magnets bearing his images. 

Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988. In 1989, he established the Keith Haring Foundation. He died of complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990. A memorial service was held on May 4, 1990 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, with over 1,000 people in attendance.