Artist and Activist Keith Haring’s Legacy of Love
Keith Haring was one of America’s most well-known street artists. He left behind a legacy of memorable art.
He inspired many with his bold pop art style and messages of love and equality.
He was a graffiti artist, placing his colorful works on empty advertising spaces and subway platforms.
He rose to popularity in the 1980s during the height of the AIDS crisis.
He was an activist as well as an artist. He used his art to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness.
In 1988 Keith Haring was diagnosed with AIDS.
He died in 1990 leaving behind a body of work that encompassed everything from fashion to public murals.