Keith Haring

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Birthday
4, 1958
Birthplace
Reading, PA
Death Date
Feb 16, 1990 (31)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1958
Birthplace
Reading, PA
Death Date
Feb 16, 1990 (31)

About

Internationally acclaimed pop and graffiti artist best known for his "Tuttomondo" mural and his "Boxer" sculpture. He toyed with such concepts as birth, death, war, and sexuality in his work and often invoked political imagery.

Before Fame

He dropped out of Pittsburgh's Ivy School of Professional Art and moved to New York, where he began sketching chalk figures of dogs in subway stations.

Trivia

He was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988 and died two years later.

Family Life

His father, Allen Haring, worked as a cartoonist. His life was commemorated by Madonna during her first New York performance of the Blond Ambition World Tour.

Associated With

He collaborated with Andy Warhol, another renowned pop artist of the time.