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Keith Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s.

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drastic-plastic.blogspot.com - official laguage is the hungarian, with english translator box - Google Translate. Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney.Upon graduation from high school in 1976, Keith Haring enrolled in the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, a commerical arts school. He soon realized that he had little interest in becoming a commerical graphic artist and, after two semesters, dropped out. While in Pittsburgh, Keith Haring continued to study and work on his own and in 1978 had a solo exhibition of his work at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center.Later that same year, Keith Haring moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts (SVA). In New York, Haring found a thriving alternative art community that was developing outside the gallery and museum system, in the downtown streets, the subways and spaces in clubs and former dance halls. Here he became friends with fellow artists Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as the musicians, performance artists and graffiti writers that comprised the burgeoning art community. Keith Haring was swept up in the energy and spirit of this scene and began to organize and participate in exhibitions and perfirmances at Club 54 and other alternative venues. In addition to being impressed by <b>...</b>
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