By Kay Haring
Iconic pop artist Keith Haring comes to life for young readers in this picture book biography lovingly written by his sister.
This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist's great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith's signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker. This is a story to inspire and a book for Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure.
Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring's work rose to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways—chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized images-on blank black advertising-space backgrounds. After public recognition, he created more significant scale works, such as colourful murals, many of them commissioned. His later work often addressed political and societal themes through his iconography.