Happy Birthday to Keith Haring, who was born today in 1958.
Originally a commercial arts student at the Ivy School of Professional art, Haring dropped out after two semesters and moved to New York City where he enrolled at the School of Visual Arts. His style of painting grabs from commercial language -- using bright colors and cartoon-like shapes to communicate to a wide audience. Haring was very influential to the New York Art scene during his time, often setting up shows at Club 57 and hanging out with fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna.
We love the fun nature of his images, and the way he uses space to create an image!