KEITH HARING STORY OF HIS LIFE GN (07 Sep Release) - Comicbookeroo Australia

KEITH HARING STORY OF HIS LIFE GN (07 Sep Release)

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From his boyhood days spent drawing compulsively through his tragic death¸ the trajectory of Keith Haring's life is a story of incredible achievement¸ luck¸ opportunity¸ and extraordinary commitment. This graphic novel looks at every stage of that life¸ exploring his early influences¸ the roots of his activism¸ and his close friendships with other artist contemporaries. It shows readers what it was like to be part of New York City's vibrant downtown art scene in the 1980s-the nightclubs¸ art openings¸ the rise of hip-hop-and how world events¸ such as the fall of the Berlin Wall; the escalation of the nuclear arms race; apartheid; and the dawn of the climate crisis played into his work. They'll learn how Haring's own battle with AIDS fueled his advocacy for education and research¸ and they'll get to know the figures who were most influential to his work- from Warhol to Basquiat¸ Fab Five Freddy to Madonna.