Keith Haring was an artist and social activist who created one of the most widely recognized visual styles of the late 20th century. He was influenced by pop artists like Warhol and graffiti artists in NYC where he lived. Haring was a social activist and many of his creations were a call to action on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. He was diagnosed with the disease and died in 1990 at the age of 31. His estate is managed by the Keith Haring Foundation, which supports educational opportunities for underprivileged children, and helps to fund AIDS research and patient care. All sales involving his trademarked images benefit these causes. Old School Tees is proud to offer Keith Haring tee shirts, as they are visually and intellectually engaging as well as socially conscious.
Keith Haring was an American artist who became very well known in the eighties. Keith came to New York in 1978 as a student at the School of Visual Arts. He was inspired with the graffiti throughout the city and the subway, which led him to be creative, with his own art. He is known for own specialty art in subways. Keith Haring was also a social activist in New York City. His art displayed vivid and bright colors along with bold lines. He also added active figures, which often displayed strong, political messages. “The Radiant Baby” was his symbol. In 1980, Keith Haring took photo copies of headlines from the New York Post, then created and pasted collages around the city.
Keith Haring created more than fifty public works in just seven years. Success became easy for Keith. His first show was at the Shafrazi, which was in 1982. His show featured sculptures, drawings, paintings, and exclusive on site work. His first show was created and designed to look like a club, with a club atmosphere.
Keith Haring opened the Pop Shop in 1986. The Pop Shop was located in New York, and was a retail store that featured his art. Keith Haring started creating pop art pieces for Coca-Cola, Lucky Strike, and Absolut Vodka. He started doing more art pieces that focused around socio political themes.
Keith Haring was an advocate of safe sex, and was open about his sexuality of being gay. In 1988, he was diagnosed with having the AIDS disease, which prompted him to establish the Keith Haring Foundation. On February 16, 1990, Keith Haring lost his battle with the AIDS disease, and passed away.
The Keith Haring Foundation is managed by his estate, which currently supports AIDS research, care, and educational opportunities for children who need assistance. You can own a piece of Keith Haring’s art with one of the incredible Keith Haring T-Shirts. The Keith Haring t-shirts are trademarked images, which include the Keith Haring Heart Women’s Raglan tee shirt, the Keith Haring Black Wash by Junk Food t-shirt, and the Keith Haring Dancing Monster by Junk Food T-shirt is one of the big selling tee shirts that Old School Tees feature.
Keith Haring’s art can still be adored and treasured when you wear one of the famous art t-shirts that we offer. The Keith Haring T Shirts feature the bold, vivid colors, bold lines, and unique art that he offered the world. The Keith Haring Triangle Tee Shirt by Junk Food features the figures who covers their eyes or ears, which represents the attention that wasn’t paid to the AIDS disease and crisis during the eighties. Wearing any of the Keith Haring tee shirts will allow you to support his causes, because all sales of the Keith Haring tee shirts benefit his favorite causes.
To learn more about the Haring Foundation, please visit http://www.haring.com