May 4, 2012
May 4, 2012 would have been Keith Haring’s 54th birthday. Haring was a New York based artist who was influential in the pop art movement. Inspired by graffiti art, Haring’s early works consisted of chalk drawings in New York City subways. The bold lines and bright colors of his work eventually came to be world-renowned. Haring created public murals in a number of international cities, including New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin and designed cover art for the Special Olympics benefit album A Very Special Christmas. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, Haring died from AIDS-related complications in 1990. Google is featuring a Haring-inspired doodle today to honor his legacy.
To learn more about Keith Haring and his art, check out the following links:
A profile of Keith Haring from the Christian Science Monitor
The website for Keith Haring, featuring his works, a biography and more.
A discussion of one of Haring’s works from the Museum of Modern Art
For more information about the pop art movement, have a look at Credo Reference.
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