Keith Haring

August 1, 2012

Keith Haring is an 80s pop art icon. A street artist who's images crossed over because of their simplicity and ability to capture the publics imagination, recognizable simple bold lines and active figures, he became one of the most well known artist in the world, devoting a great deal of time to public works that often convey simple, positive message or ideas. Haring was experimenting with many different mediums before he began creating hundreds of drawings in white chalk on the unused black paper panels throughout the NYC subway system. He would produce up to 40 subway drawings in a day, and as his rapid rhythmic drawings became familiar to New York commuters, he began a meteoric rise to frame for brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s. Keith's work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions before he died at the age of 31.