Keith Haring

Nationality: American

Birth Year: 1958

Death Year: 1990

Place of Birth: Reading, PA

Place of Death: New York, NY


Born on the 4th of May, 1958 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

1977/78 school of arts, Pittsburgh. 1978 the formerly "recalcitrant" and rather timid child, Keith Haring broke off his sutides of commercial art and went to New York at the "School of Visual Arts". Though home he felt in the pubs and clubs of young coloured persons in East village where lifestyle was influenced by punk, breakdance rap and... graffiti.

Though the catalogue of Harings images differes from the loud sprayed pictures of the "graffiti-guerillia". During this time Keith came to attraction through showing nearly maniac creative urge. Not only he painted big canvasses, paper rolls, walls and other stuff also he decorated whole rooms and diverse objets.

In the beginning of the 80's the catchy abstact symbols and comic figures appeared on vacant surfaces in the subway. This first brought Keith on the wanted list of the police and afterwards in the exclusive circle of the N.Y.-establishment.

He was also dealing with video art, performance, body painting, illustrations and sculptures of steel.

His style can be described as simple, clear and fast. With his energy and authority Keith always knew how to attract attention. In a short range he tured to be a cult figure and "enfant terrible" in the artist scene. Since 1985 the bright world of Keith Haring became darker caused by the threat of AIDS. Keith worked hard and indefatigable until the end though having been infected by this disease.

1990 he died in New York, aged 31

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 Untitled (Dog Barking at Acrobats) by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Untitled (Dog Barking at Acrobats)

Doyle New York, New York

May 12, 2015


 Fan For Grace Jones by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Fan For Grace Jones

Auctionata, Berlin

March 26, 2015

$24,277  USD

 Two barking dogs by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Two barking dogs

Matsart Gallery, Tel Aviv

March 26, 2015


 Rain dance by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Rain dance

Bloomsbury Auctions, London

March 26, 2015

$1,105  USD

 The Story of Red and Blue (Littmann Pp. 96-97) by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

The Story of Red and Blue (Littmann Pp. 96-97)

Sotheby's, London

March 17, 2015

$18,525  USD

 Totem by Keith Haring

Keith Haring


Sotheby's, London

March 17, 2015

$129,675  USD

 Untitled by Keith Haring

Keith Haring


Sotheby's, London

March 10, 2015

$767,776  USD

 Sans titre by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Sans titre

Tajan, Paris

March 10, 2015

$23,211  USD

 Untitled (for Daryl) by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Untitled (for Daryl)

Sotheby's, New York

March 7, 2015

$87,500  USD


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