KEITH HARING

Haring is part of a street artist trio in the 1980s with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Beginning with drawing on the subway walls, he finally exhibited in several prestigious New York galleries, including Tony Shafrazi and Leo Castelli. From 1984 onwards, he developed a colorful symbolism linked to the world of the media and distinguished himself by creating a unique iconography with synthesized forms underlined by black. In addition to its easily identifiable graphic style, its immense popularity is explained by its predilection for non-standard media accessible to all: the metro, city walls, street lights, to the derivative products it sells itself.

The late Keith Haring (1958-1990) never failed to engage the public with his often political, sometimes whimsical, but always powerful, visual art. Unhesitating in his belief that art can be universally understood, Haring’s work represents a celebration of life and humanity to be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life.