Keith Haring was an American graffiti and visual artist who gained international recognition for his critically acclaimed graffiti-inspired drawings. His most notable works include Crack is Wack,Silence=Death and Boxer. He was also a social activist, who used his work to create awareness on pressing issues such as the American crack epidemic and AIDS.
He was the first child of Joan and Allen Haring. He was openly gay and never married nor had any children.
On numerous occasions he was arrested by police and fined for defacing public property with his drawings.
Following his death, singer Madonna held a benefit concert in memory of him. She donated all the revenue generated from the show's ticket sales to a number of AIDS charities.
He was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988 and died of the disease two years later at the age of 31.
I don't think art is propaganda it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.Keith Haring
I have been enlightened. I have fallen into poetry and it has swallowed me up.Keith Haring
Shapes that contain no inner components of positive/negative relationships will function better with other shapes of the same nature.Keith Haring
was a famous American graphical artist,
who was born on
May 4, 1958. As a person born on this date, Keith Haring is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 4) and the 54th most popular for the year (1958).
People born on May 4
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Keith Haring is the 522nd most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Keith Haring's birthday, Keith Haring is the 3513th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
In general, Keith Haring ranks as the 6328th
most popular famous person of all time.
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