Keith Haring in NYC subway, 1983

Keith Haring in NYC subway, 1983

KEITH HARING

Born in 1958 in Reading, Died in 1990 in NYC.

In the early 80’s, Keith Haring started drawing on street walls and underground advertising posters in the East Village in Manhattan. His work was soon exhibited, and his notoriety only increased via his friendships with Basquiat, Warhol or even Madonna.

He expressed himself in simple drawings and through recurrent themes such as “Radiant Baby”, “Barking Dog” “Angel” or famous “Andy Mouse”. He created the Pop Shop, where he sold tie-in products, and continued drawing for his fans throughout his life.

He died of AIDS when he was only 31.