Keith Haring, born 54 years ago today, was one of the most influential pop artists of the 20th century. Haring’s street murals blurred the lines between high and low art and helped bring national attention to the AIDS crisis, the anti-Apartheid movement, and the crack cocaine epidemic. Haring died on February 16, 1990 from AIDS-related complications. His legacy will live on through his work and the influence he had on the art world and the gay rights movement. [KHF]
If you’re in the New York area from now until July 8th, be sure to pay a visit to the very special exhibition on Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum.