Keith Haring, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Keith Haring

American artist and social activist

Date of Birth: 04-May-1958

Place of Birth: Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States

Date of Death: 16-Feb-1990

Profession: writer, painter

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Taurus


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About Keith Haring

  • 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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