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Keith Haring (died 1990 aged 31) – Mainly people characterised by bold black silhouettes, mixing graffiti and pop culture

(Pronounced keeth hair-ing)

Haring - People hairless and ringed by a thick silhouette

In his work, people are hairless and ringed (Haring) by a thick silhouette line.

In his work, people are hairless and ringed (Haring) by a thick silhouette line.

...and any shapes around people look like keys or keys with interlocking teeth (Keith).

And any shapes around people look like keys or interlocking teeth (Keith).

Keith couldn't stop drawing as a child which developed into subway graffiti art. Any spare space on train subway poster walls were covered by his artwork. 

His art was characterised by bold black outlines and movement lines creating a sense of energy.

Haring's cartoon artworks and pop art, colourful but limited colours, 4 to 5 colours, and simplistic shapes and figures became desirable pieces of artwork.

His art was characterised by bold black outlines and movement lines creating a sense of energy.

Keith Haring artwork on a Brightline train

Haring's cartoon artworks and pop art, colourful but limited colours, 4 to 5 colours, and simplistic shapes and figures became desirable pieces of artwork.

A representation of Untitled, 1987 (dance), Keith Haring

Nobody before had created - Graffiti artwork and brought it into mainstream museum art

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