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Buy works of Keith Haring (1958-1990)

Keith Haring (1958-1990) Born in Kunztown, Pennsylvania, Keith Haring was one of the major American artist of the 80's. He studied at the School of Visual Arts of New York in 1978 and 1979. His art was born from the graffiti artists' means of expression : it is similar to "tags" or "slangs". Starting from 1981, Haring covered New York subway billboards with graffitis. The same year, Tony Shafrazi organized his first exhibition. Keith Haring developed a style inspired by comics and electronic images. He mixed historical and media-friendly cultures to reach an iconography based on archetypes. Like American artists from Realism and Pop' Art, his art is the echo of a world marked by its own contradictions, shared between Disneyland's paradise offered to all Americans and the social reality of racism, exclusion and violence. His work continued to evolve until his death in New-York in 1990. The artist created environments : sculptures with African totem shapes, wall paintings in public spaces etc. He spread his own images in the form of badges, tee-shirts, posters, that he would create for events such as anti-nuclear campaigns or meetings against apartheid in South Africa.