In Haring’s work “Palladium” a variety of figures are seen merging together and intertwining in a game in dance-like movements in front of a multi-colored mosaic background. Keith Haring saw something like a vision of paradise in living beings interacting with each other in play.
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.