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Keith Haring

Keith Haring is one of the greatest pop artists of all time, emblem of post-pop visual art, but he was much more than that. his drawings as a child, as many have called them, encapsulate all the founding principles of human life: love, death, life, fear, peace. His Radiant babies (Omini che irradiano) and Barkings dogs (Cani che latrano), immersed in a graphic flow that created an unprecedented and unmistakable visual language, have invaded the public spaces of many cities around the world. With the move to New York in his twenties, Haring began to give shape to what would have been his idea of art.
His philosophy can be summed up in two words: "popular art", a type of art that must be for everyone. No privilege or millionaire business: Keith Haring wanted everyone to enjoy his art and in his short life he demonstrated it many times over. Some friends reproached him for the ease and naturalness with which he offered to draw for free on the T-shirts of children who stopped him in the street and on the mopeds of his fans, spreading his wonderful little men around the world, without asking anything in return. We can therefore say that Keith Haring drew a bit on everything from the initial white chalk drawings on black paper glued on the posters in New York subway stations to his fans' T-shirts, from metal and recycled materials to the walls of big cities. The colors that most distinguish his works are yellow, green, blue and red, always bordered by a thick black or white line.
No reflections and no play of lights and contrasts: just the strength of a figure dominating the scene. his works are the mirror of his being a 360° artist: grown up with comics, influenced by Picasso and street art, Haring is much more than a graffiti artist or a decorator. The subjects of his works are extremely varied: cartoon and comic book characters, "Radiant-boys", stylized little men who embrace, kiss and live. a story of everyone's everyday life, celebrated through a constant artistic flow.

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