Rising to prominence in the early 1980s, Keith Haring is an American artist renowned for his vivacious paintings, murals and his use of a distinctive pop graffiti technique. Drawing from traditional street art, Keith Haring's artworks feature a combination of bold imagery and bright, contrasting colours that instantly grab the attention of viewers. Firmly believing that 'art is for everybody', Haring made his artwork as accessible as it is memorable, by creating art in both public spaces and at a range of affordable prices. Subsequently, during his lifetime Haring attracted a wide audience and became a household name whose artwork remains both instantly and globally recognisable.
Text courtesy Maddox Gallery.
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