Keith Haring - The Story of His Life



From the time he was a kid, drawing without ceasing, to his ultimate, devastating demise, Keith Haring's journey was one of remarkable success, luck, chance, and unyielding dedication. This illustrated narrative examines every part of his life journey, analyzing the sources of his activism, his early inspirations, and his tight relationships with other creative minds.

It gives readers a peek into the New York downtown art world of the 1980s, the glamour of the nightclubs, the dawn of hip-hop, the spectacular art galleries, and how major world events - like the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nuclear arms race, apartheid, and climate change - moulded his artwork. The novel also delves into how Haring's struggle with AIDS stimulated his campaigns for education and research, and uncovers the significant people who had a lasting impact on his work - Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fab Five Freddy, and Madonna, among others.


- Size: 17.6 x 26.5 x 1.7 cm
- 128 pages

By Prestel
Barcode: 9783791388434