Keith Haring: In this article, you would know everything about Keith Haring- From his childhood to death. Keith Haring- Life, paintings, contribution, death- Easy explanation.
Keith Haring AIDS
His AIDS awareness campaign is counted among the top work of American History because when the severity of this disease was at the peak, the Keith Haring devoted his all paintings for the awareness of this disease.
He had openly accepted that he is gay and he feels proud that he is one among the pioneers of the Gay lesbian movement.
He always emphasized on the healthy lifestyle- Means healthy physical relationship whether you are from any community (male, female, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender etc.), his later work (mural paintings- Crack is Wack) address many societal and political problem through his paintings- Especially AIDS and homosexuality through his iconographic paintings.
But it is an unfortunate thing that the reason behind Keith Haring’s death was- HIV/AIDS. On Feb 16, 1990, we lost this pop art artist.
According to his medical report- AIDS-related complications was the reason behind his death. In 1988, Keith Haring was diagnosed with AIDS.
At that time, we had not that much medical assistance and facilities.
Still “Keith Haring Foundation” organises charity programme for patients who are suffering from this disease and can’t afford first medical facilities and assistance.
Keith Haring was a commercial illustrator; this pop artist tried to address the problem of children’s starvation, homosexuality & AIDS through his pop art paintings, you may see the explicit depiction of political and societal themes, paintings like as “The Boxers” and “Mural” in Amsterdam.
He was famous for the mural paintings represented by “Keith Haring Foundation”, and Google also honoured him on his 54th birthday by google doodle. Initially, he painted murals in the aisle of New York City whimsically, but later he devoted his life for social and political awareness.
And it can be seen in his work- homosexuality and Iconography on AIDS. Still, his personality is seen as a so-called campaigner (AIDS awareness agent) and street painter.
The most famous work of Keith Haring- Graffitis in New York City street and colourful murals in Amsterdam. His work got continuous popularity after his parody style paintings in New York City subways- Paintings of funny radiant babies, Advertising space backgrounds outlined by chalk, flying saucers, and deified dogs.
You may see his art style in Amsterdam gallery.