Spontaneous gestures, patterns and kinetic energy are consistent themes in Haring's work, and are especially evident in works like this. Original work was acrylic on canvas, 120 in. diam.1988
Internationally acclaimed artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) catapulted to fame during the 80’s art boom when his graffiti-inspired chalk drawings appeared in New York subway stations. A sculptor, painter, graphic artist and muralist, his art’s pulsating energy and explosive colors embody the vibe of New York street culture. A compulsive worker, Haring created murals and sculptures in the U.S. and in foreign countries, often slaving over the details from concept to completion. Painting with the exuberance of a precocious child, he marked this kinship as an activist for children, as he also was involved with AIDS-related organizations.