American artist Keith Haring's humorous, optimistic and colourful continue to reach a wide audience. As both an artist and activist, Haring’s graffiti-inspired ‘subway drawings’ highlighted the urgent social issues of his generation. Haring often collaborated with fellow New York artists Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. We have recently launched a superb collection of fine art prints and posters faithfully reproduced from Keith Haring’s original striking designs.
Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Pennsylvania, USA. Early on he developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.
Above: 'Untitled Be Mine' Poster
Keith Haring went on the become an internationally renowned artist and social activist known for his evocative illustrations. A prominent figure of 1980s New York graffiti culture, his work could be found in every subway station in the city. Haring was able to reach a wide audience through his humorous, accessible imagery and saturated colours. He proved the legitimacy of street art by bringing it to museums and galleries, blurring the boundary between high and low culture- an endeavour also shared by his contemporaries Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat. Haring's energetic drawings tackle universal themes such as birth, death, sexuality and war in an original, cartoon-like way that has awarded him international recognition. Our extensive collection of Haring prints celebrates his unique graphic style.
Our music-themed Keith Haring Prints 'Untitled, DJ 1983' and 'Untitled, Dance' poster are among our bestsellers at The Fine Art Company. Either framed or unframed they make a great birthday present or addition to a bedroom or dorm wall. Also, his 'Mother and Baby' print (seen below) and 'Untitled, Family' poster make the perfect gift for new parents.
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Artworks © Keith Haring Foundation, licensed by Artestar, New York.