Keith Haring S Talent Was First Recognized On Subway Platforms, Where His Trademark Chalk Drawn Figures Could Be Seen For The Price Of A Token By The Time Of His Death In 1990 At The Age Of Thirty One, Haring S Career Had Moved From Underground New York To The Most Prestigious Galleries And Museums In The World Here Keith Haring S Story Is Told By Those Who Knew Him And By The Artist Himself He Candidly Reflects On All Aspects Of His Life, Including His Approach To Art, Being Gay, And How He Came To Terms With AIDS John Gruen Masterfully Combines Haring S Own Words With The Observations Of Those Who Knew Him Best, Including Art Dealer Leo Castelli Madonna Artists Roy Lichtenstein, Francesco Clemente, And Kenny Scharf Claude Picasso Timothy Leary And William Burroughs, Among Others Haring Emerges As Both A Courageous And Enigmatic Personality A Champion Of Art For All People. Cross posted at Shelf Inflicted and at Outlaw Reviews I became familiar with Keith Haring s artwork while doing the AIDS walk in Boston with my friend, Mark, and a few of our close friends Though it wasn t the height of the AIDS epidemic, there were still an alarming number of deaths Mark wanted to walk to honor the memory of his former partner, who died two years before Our little group did three walks together before Mark died of AIDS in 1995 Keith Haring s Ignorance Fear, Silence Death was one of his well known artworks that raised AIDS awareness during a time when people had little knowledge and a lot of fear People who had the disease kept silent for fear of stigmatization I saw it on t shirts, buttons, and posters It was bright and colorful, with three yellow figures against an orange background Each figure has eyes covered, ears covered, and mouth covered, and each has a pink x across their chest, representing the disease While I was aware of Keith s death at 31 in 1990, I knew very little about his short life.John Gruen s biography is a perfect introduction to the artist s life and work Told chronologically from Keith s perspective and throug
Geen gewone biografie waarin de auteur het hele verhaal doet, maar een verzamelingen van getuigenissen van mensen die Keith Haring persoonlijk hebben gekend Daarnaast heel wat beschouwingen van de kunstenaar zelf.Heel boeiend Ook voor mense
Incredible, amazing, insightful book that details the life and upbringing of Keith Haring Unlike other biographies, this one manages to make you feel as if you re experiencing the events yourself with interviews from many different people who surrounded Keith Incredible read, l
Always been a fan of drawn to Keith s art, enjoyed this read Also, fan of the format interview style biography never read one like that before but it made for an easy read and was a direct approach. One of the first artist biographies I ever read Interviews from the artists and friends who were close to Haring really give you a great insight. This isn t just a picture book, which is why I like it It s still visually stimulating but you ll need your reading glasses for this as well A huge fan of Keith Haring s work, so this biography was very informative of both the artist as well as the times he lived in and the people that he knew and knew him. Inspiring and interesting book.
- 255 pages
- keith haring the authorized biography
- John Gruen
- 19 May 2018 John Gruen