Keith Haring, the iconic artist, activist, and humanitarian, comes to life in this engaging graphic novel. With a bold color scheme, the comic book tells the inspiring story of a man who expressed his truth on all sorts of canvases.
From his childhood, marked by an insatiable love for drawing, to his untimely death, Keith Haring's journey is one of remarkable achievements, serendipitous encounters, groundbreaking opportunities, and unwavering dedication.
Through vivid illustrations and insightful writing, this graphic novel delves into every phase of his life, uncovering his early inspirations, the roots of his activism, and his close relationships with other art luminaries. It offers a window into the electric artistic milieu of New York City's downtown scene in the 1980s, with its clubs, galleries, and the emergence of hip-hop. It also shows how global events, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nuclear arms race, apartheid, and the environmental crisis, informed Haring's art.
Readers will discover how Haring's personal battle with AIDS galvanized his commitment to education and research and how he drew from diverse influences, including Warhol, Basquiat, Fab Five Freddy, and Madonna.