Haring was inspired by cartoons and comic strips as a child, and his love of narratives strips and drawings carried over into his own work, as evident in stream of conscious, comic-inspired drawings like this one. Original work was silkscreen, 1990
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.