Artist

Keith Haring

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Keith Haring

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Pop culture pioneer Haring launched his career with chalk-drawn pictures on unused subway advertising sites, before quickly making the crossover to (often political) public art: his murals include a section of the Berlin Wall, a huge snake wielding a hypodermic needle in Barcelona, and the large-scale Crack Is Whack on FDR Drive. Returning to recurring themes of sexuality, war and the human life cycle, Haring sold his iconic imagery at his own-brand Pop Shop, one of the art world’s first forays into unabashed commercialism.

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Did you know?

The Keith Haring Foundation, which administers his estate, supports non-profit organisations concerned with child welfare and HIV and AIDS.

Country of Birth

USA

Auction Record

£5,025,759

Sotheby's New York, 'UNTITLED', 2017

Notable Collections

City of Paris Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

Phillip Frost Museum, Miami, Miami, USA

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Notable Exhibitions

Keith Haring, Tate, Liverpool, UK, 2019

Art is Life, Life is Art, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea, 2018

Apocalypse, Pace Prints, New York, US, 2018

Heaven and Hell, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US, 2015

Keith Haring, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, FR, 2008

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