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Keith Haring

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Ali Jago Keith Haring Thesis Ignorance = Fear is important to the post modern/ contemporary movements because both Keith Haring and this piece challenge the human condition push the gay rights movement further. May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990
Artist and social activist: Founded Keith Haring Foundation
Died of AIDS related complications
Moved to NYC because he was inspired by graffiti and street art
Experimented on the walls throughout the subway system
First way people got to know his work (Keith Haring Foundation) About Keith Haring Ali Jago
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further” (Good Reads Inc) Ignorance = Fear Contemporary Art Looked to make a statement about his sexuality and acceptance
Radical artwork reflects his personal opinions and struggles
Expressed concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war (Brooklyn Museum)
Contemporary art: 4 key changes the rise of new media, a growing awareness of diversity, the influence of theory, and interactions with everyday visual culture (Themes of Contemporary Art) Reflect Haring’s opinions about the human condition and his idealistic view (Keith Haring Foundation) Both Best Buddies and Ignorance = Fear express themes regarding love and acceptance
Doesn’t have as much of a direct message regarding AIDS Best Buddies The idea of the soup can is similar to Haring’s quote:
“Nothing is important, So everything is important.”-Keith Haring (Good Reads) “Art is what you can get away with.” – Andy Warhol
Warhol and Haring were connected: similar ideas about pop art, defying societal expectations
Both challenge what is accepted as art and what they can make art Keith Haring vs Andy Warhol Works Cited "Andy Warhol Quotes." Good Reads. Good Reads Inc, n.d. Web. 15 Jan 2013. <http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1203.Andy_Warhol>."Biography of Keith Haring." Haring. Keith Haring Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Jan 2013. <http://www.haring.com/!/about-haring/bio]"Brooklyn Museum: Keith Haring." Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum, 16 Jul 2012. Web. 15 Jan 2013. <http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/keith_haring/>.Robertson, Jean, and Craig McDaniel. Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980. 1st. New York: Oxford Publishing Press, 2010. Print.SCHULTEN, KATHERINE. "Creation and Expression: Reflecting on Text and Context in Art ." New York Times 29 March 2012, Weekend B1. Web. 15 Jan. 2013. <http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/creation-and-expression-reflecting-on-text-and-context-in-art/
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