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Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody

Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody

DelMonico Books

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Featuring a wealth of essays and reflections by prominent cultural figures, Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody explores Haring's prolific art career from 1978 to 1990. This illuminating book highlights the iconic artist's trademark fluid lines, intricate compositions, and recurring symbols like the barking dog and radiant baby. Four decades after his rise to fame, Haring's art continues to inspire and impact global audiences, addressing pressing issues such as the environment, capitalism, technology, religion, sexuality, and race.

Entitled with a phrase taken from Haring's personal writings, Art Is for Everybody focuses on the artist's advocacy, highlighting his focus on community and his equal treatment of art and life. The book is structured both in chronological and thematic order, highlighting Haring's pieces created for the public, such as his subway drawings and murals, his collaborative process, and his unwavering belief in the power of art to improve the world.


  • This is the exhibition catalog published to accompany the exhibit at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles
  • A retrospective of Haring’s short but intense career, through the lens of his political activism (AIDS Awareness, LGBTQ rights, safe sex campaigns)
  • With reminiscences from his circle of peers including Madonna, Patti Astor and Kenny Scharf

Product Details

  • Product Type: Exhibition Catalog, Hardcover
  • 256 pages, with 175 illustrations
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.0 × 11.0 × 1.0 inches
    (27.9 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 lb (68.8 oz; 1950 g)
  • SKU010009261 | 9781636810935

About The 'Art Is For Everybody' Contributors

Keith Haring was raised in Kutztown, PA. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, he died from AIDS-related complications at the age of 31.

Joanne Heyler is the director and Sarah Loyer is a curator at The Broad in Los Angeles.

Tom Finkelpearl is the former director of the Queens Museum of Art.

Kimberly Drew aka @MuseumMammy is the associate director of Pace Gallery, author of This Is What I Know About Art and coauthor of Black Futures.

Patti Astor is cofounder of the 1980s-era FUN Gallery.

Kermit Oswald was president of the Keith Haring Foundation until 2010.

Kenny Scharf is an American artist known for his participation in the New York downtown art scene in the 1980s.

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.

Tragically, Haring's life was cut short due to complications from AIDS at the age of 31. However, his artistic legacy lives on as a testament to his bold creativity, social consciousness, and unwavering belief in the power of art to inspire positive change. Keith Haring's influence continues to resonate worldwide, transcending time and inspiring future generations of artists and art enthusiasts alike.

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