Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Keith Haring

For whatever reason, I came across Keith Haring's paintings today, and I knew I needed to blog about it. His artwork was something I had seen before, but I didn't think much about the creator, but rather I accepted it as an art style of the 1980s.

I will credit Megan with opening me up to him and introducing me to his pieces and his life. Haring was a phenomenal artist who created graffiti and public art with his well-recognized designs of intertwined simplistic bodies. You'll see what I mean below. He contracted AIDS and was a victim to the disease, but he created a lot of artwork about it and for organizations. His artwork is still posted around NYC, and I will be excited to see it myself someday.

I love that someone would create artwork simply for others to see, not necessarily for the paycheck. Art can be about creation and spreading messages though images, so I am impressed and happy that Haring was so open to do so. Thankfully he was successful enough to be able to do this and leave a lasting piece of his creativity for all to see.

He was so talented that he created murals, paintings, sculptures, wall hangings, etc. I can't imagine having the vision or the ability to create on such a large scale as he did.

I enjoy having small blog posts on good artists, because it gives me the chance to find out who they are what great pieces they have. I paste them here and force myself to dig deeper into their art. So here is my Haring display.

A lot of these have extremely strong and powerful messages, but I am being courageous and putting them here for you to see.

Tell me what you like.


Megan Bottle said...

I like the fourth up from the bottom: two people holding up the earth.

I'd wear it on a teeshirt.

Anonymous said...

interesting you posted this so close to world aids day. i remember learning about him in art class in high school. i dont know how i feel about the art personally, not really my style, but he was very good at it, very talented.

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