Keith Haring — whose iconic cartoons came to define New York’s art scene in the 1980s — got his own Google Doodle today.
Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1958 — 54 years ago today. He died in 1990 from complications due to AIDS. He was 31 years old.
His drawings, with their bold lines and bright colours, were “an expression of the optimistic indulgence of this period,” art historian Natalie E. Phillips wrote, “a representation of the New York club scene as well as homoerotic currents, and a visual tool for the campaign against AIDS.”