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  • 1. Keith Haring New York City Street Artist 1958 - 1990
  • 2. “I am obsessed with lines.” --Keith Haring
  • 3. As a young boy in Pennsylvania, Keith loved watching Saturday morning cartoons.
  • 4. He went to art school in New York City.
  • 5. While at art school he realized he wanted to make art that everyone could see.
  • 6. One day while riding the subway he saw a large piece of empty black paper.
  • 7. “I was on the subway platform when I saw my first empty black panels. I knew I had to draw on them, so I ran up to buy chalk. I started drawing and it felt incredible!” --Keith Haring
  • 8. He knew he had to work quickly.
  • 9. He might get into trouble if the police saw him.
  • 10. With just a few lines his drawing came to life.
  • 11. Keith started to become famous. People riding the subway saw his art.
  • 12. "The Radiant baby" became his symbol of hope for the future.
  • 13. Keith also started showing his work in art galleries, where many people started to buy them.
  • 14. His paintings and sculptures became very expensive.
  • 15. He wanted everyone to be able to buy his art, so he opened a new store called the Pop Shop to sell his art on posters, buttons, T- shirts, and games.
  • 16. Keith and Andy Warhol were good friends. Here are some paintings he made of Andy dressed like a famous cartoon. Do you know who it is?
  • 17. Here is a painting Keith and Andy painted together.
  • 18. Keith’s favorite things to draw were barking dogs,
  • 19. Groups of people,
  • 20. Pyramids, and flying saucers.
  • 21. He also worked with children in schools to paint large murals with them. This one is in Philadelphia.
  • 22. Keith Haring died at the age of 31.
  • 23. His art has been used on CD covers.
  • 24. His art is now seen in galleries and museums around the world.