This is the first entry of our new “Prop Rocks” series. The “Prop Rocks” series does exactly what it implies; it gives props to artists that rock. In this series I will feature artists with a truly unique vision and individual style.
I wanted to start this new series by celebrating the work of artist Keith Haring.
Today is the anniversary of the proclaimed artist’s death. Haring is remembered for creating work that expresses concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war by utilizing colorful graphics with sharp, defined lines. His work can be found in galleries all over the world and in collaborations with other artists and designers.
In 1988 Keith Haring was diagnosed with AIDS; and in 1989 he established the Keith Haring Foundation which provided funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children’s programs. Sadly, Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990.