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Art Is Life: The Life of Artist Keith Haring

Art Is Life: The Life of Artist Keith Haring

Macmillan Publishers

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A joyful picture book biography of modern art icon Keith Haring celebrating the ways his life embodied the message: art is for everyone.

Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone, not just those with the money or inclination to visit museums. When Keith moved to New York City in 1978, he rode the subway and noticed that the crowds were bored and brusque, and the subways were decayed and dreary. He thought the people of New York needed liberating, illuminating, and radiating art. So he bought a stick of white chalk and started drawing.

This picture book biography explores Keith Haring's life and shows why his art continues to resonate with people. You can still see his ubiquitous designs gracing billboards, posters, clothing, and more. Keith Negley's bold, energetic illustrations evoke Keith Haring while maintaining a style all their own.

Product Details

  • Product Type: Picture Book, Hardcover, with dust jacket
  • 48 pages, with 48 illustrations
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.3 × 8.9 × 0.4 inches
    (28.7 × 22.6 × 1.0 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 1.0 lb (16.0 oz; 454 g)
  • SKU010009239 | ISBN: 9780374304249

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About Tami Lewis Brown and Keith Negley

Tami Lewis Brown is a former lawyer and elementary school librarian. She holds an MFA in writing for children & young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she has served on the Board of Trustees for over ten years. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

Keith Negley's work has appeared on children's books, T-shirts, album covers, and even a watch, and he is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker, in addition to other national publications. He is the creator of the picture books Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too), My Dad Used to Be Cool, and Marcy Wears What She Wants. Keith lives in Bellingham, Washington, with his wife and two boys.

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