"I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it."
-Keith Haring, Keith Haring Journals. 2010
A key artist in New York's legendary art scene in the 1980's Keith Haring was inspired by graffiti, underground pop culture and political activism. He collaborated with many artists including Andy Warhol and Jean-Michael Basquiat and designed album covers for Run DMC, Malcom McLaren and David Bowie.
He used his platform to advocate for social change and raise awareness of racism, homophobia, drug addiction, the AIDS crisis and political dictatorship.
Image: Keith Haring Drawing Series. January 1982
Copyright: Joseph Szkodzinski 2018