Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American pop artist who started out in the New York City graffiti subway culture of the 1980s.
Haring first received public attention with his graffiti art in subways where he created white chalk drawings on a black, unused advertisement backboard in the stations. He thought of the subways as his "laboratory", a place where he could experiment and create his artwork and saw the black advertisement paper as a free space and "the perfect place to draw".
In 1980, Haring began organizing exhibitions at Club 57, In late 1981, Haring had his first solo exhibition at Hal Bromm Gallery in Tribeca.
In 1984, Haring was included in the Venice .That year, Haring visited Australia and painted murals in Melbourne at Collingwood College and in Sydney. He received a commission from the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre of Contempary Art to create a mural which temporarily replaced the water curtain at the National Gallery. He also painted murals in Minneapolis and in Rio de Janeiro. Haring died on February 16, 1990, of AIDS-related complications.
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