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They weren’t factory-printed like ads; they were drawn in chalk; someone had stood there and drawn them on the spot. Amid the drudgery of getting to work these strange visions were wide awake. A Portrait of Keith Haring, Elisabeth Aubert 1989
Art was breaking out of the gallery; signs of creative energy were out on the street. And Haring, the man behind the subway drawings, was showing us that energy. ibid.
Haring was arrested for criminal mischief. But nothing could stop Haring from drawing all over the city. His images started to appear everywhere. ibid.
In 1978 he moved to New York to study painting at the School of Visual Arts. ibid.
These young artists were following in the footsteps of the pop artists of the sixties. ibid.
Artists like Christo began making art on a scale too vast to be contained. Works like Running Fence stretched over twenty-four miles of California coastline. ibid.
Haring had entered the art world at the back door of popular appeal. ibid.
In 1986 he [Haring] opened a shop of his own. Some critics called it a sell-out. (Artists: Street Art & Shop) ibid.
Haring broke the boundaries between high and low art. ibid.
Keith Haring was born on May 4th 1958. The Universe of Keith Haring, 2008
‘Our son was going off to the big city … I cried and cried.’ ibid. Keith’s mom
‘I start being completely obsessed with phallic.’ ibid. Keith
‘There’s a lot of things about art that have a lot to do with healing.’ ibid.
The Berlin Wall was probably one of the most successful media event things I ever did. Keith Haring
Almost immediately upon my arrival in New York I had begun to be interested in and intrigued by and fascinated by the graffiti I was seeing on the streets. Keith Haring
Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic. Keith Haring
I think it’s more important to keep coming up with new images and things that were never made before. Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, BBC 2020
So at twenty years old in 1978 I was having my first show on my own. ibid.
Untitled: Keith Haring: Art became a means of exploring those newly formed identities. Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of America 3/3: What Lies Beneath, BBC 2011