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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 Type: Picture Book, Hardcover, with dust jacket
  • 48 pages, with 48 illustrations
  • Published in 2020
  • 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 | 9780374304249

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Keith Haring

About the Artist

Keith Haring

Keith Haring (1958 - 1990) was a renowned 20th century American artist whose vibrant and dynamic artwork became a symbol of the New York City art scene in the 1980s. Born on May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Haring's passion for art emerged at a young age. He gained recognition for his unique style characterized by bold lines, bright colors, and simplified figures.

Haring's artwork transcended the boundaries of traditional art spaces, as he took to the streets of New York City, using public spaces as his canvas. His iconic pop art-inspired imagery, often featuring figures in motion and symbolic elements, conveyed powerful messages of love, unity, and social activism. Through his distinctive visual language, Haring aimed to make art accessible to all, breaking down barriers between high art and popular culture.

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