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KNOW YOUR HARING
Our favorite author is at it again. In his latest book, Lives of Artists: Keith Haring, living legend Simon Doonan takes a look at the life and times of the revolutionary artist.GET YOUR COPY
The book jacket says:
Haring’s instantly recognizable repertoire of symbols—barking dogs, space-ships, crawling babies, clambering faceless people—were synonymous with the volatile culture of 1980s. Like a careening, preening pinball, Keith Haring playfully slammed into all aspects of this decade: hip-hop, new-wave, graffiti, funk, art, style and LGBT culture, and brought them together.
“Keith Haring said the people were not getting the art they deserve. He wanted to change that, and did. I think that’s why he’s endured.”
Jean Michel Basquiat envied him; Warhol, William Boroughs and Grace Jones collaborated with him. Madonna and he shared the same tastes in men.