Happy Birthday, Keith Haring

Posted by The G on May 4, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

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Keith Haring

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 - February 16, 1990

Happy birthday to artist Keith Haring who was born on May 4.  Keith is one of my favorite artists for so many reasons – his art is great, he was extremely prolific, his message was always positive and fans and colleagues all agree that he was a really nice guy.  If you’ve never had the opportunity to read “Journals,” I highly recommend it.   As the title suggests, it is a collection of his journals from his pre-New York days through his tragic death from AIDS.  He was constantly questioning the established norms of the day and was doing everything he could to break down barriers and push the boundaries further.  20 years after his death, his art is more alive than ever and he is still a great inspiration.  Happy birthday Keith!  Gone, but never forgotten.

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