HARING. INGLES

HARING. INGLES

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One of the key figures in the New York art world of the 1980s, Keith Haring (1958-1990) created a signature style that blended street art, graffiti, a Pop sensibility, and cartoon elements to unique, memorable effect. With thick black outlines, bright colors, and kinetic figures, his public (and occasionally illegal) interventions, sculptures, and works on canvas and paper have become instantly recognizable icons of 20th-century visual culture.

From his first chalk drawings in the New York City subway stations, to his renowned "Radiant Baby" symbol, and his commissions for Swatch Watch and Absolut Vodka, Haring's work was both emblematic of the manic work ethic of 1980s New York, yet distinctive for its social awareness. Belying their bright, playful aesthetics, his pieces often tackled intensely controversial socio-political issues, including racism, capitalism, religious fundamentalism, and the increasing impact of AIDS on New York's gay community, the latter foreshadowing his own death from the disease in 1990.

In this vivid introduction to Haring's work, we explore the dynamic life and innovative spirit of this singular artist, who spent little more than a decade in the spotlight, but through the accessibility of his visual vocabulary and the strength of his political commitment became one of the most significant artists to emerge from New York's vibrant, downtown community.



About the series

Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:

a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance

a concise biography

approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 210 x 260 x 12.7mm | 569g
  • Taschen GmbH
  • Cologne, Germany
  • Spanish
  • 383653049X
  • 9783836530491
  • 222,921

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Art is for Everybody: The artist as activistOne of the key figures in the New York art world of the
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About Kolossa, Alexandra

Alexandra Kolossa studied art history, German literature, and business administration in Trier. She earned her doctorate in 2003. Since 1998 she has been a freelance author and contemporary art exhibition curator. She lives and works in Duren, Germany.
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