Keith Haring (died 1990 aged 31) – Mainly drew people characterised by bold black silhouettes, mixing graffiti and pop culture
(Pronounced keeth hair-ing)
Haring – hairless people ringed by a thick silhouette
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).
Asa child, Keith couldn't stop drawing and this developed into subway graffiti art. He covered any spare space on train subway poster walls with his artwork.
His art was characterised by bold black outlines and movement lines that created a sense of energy.
Haring's cartoon artworks and pop art, colourful but limited colours (just four or five) and simplistic shapes and figures became desirable pieces of artwork.
Keith Haring artwork on a Brightline train
Nobody before had created – Graffiti artwork and brought it into mainstream museum art