Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography

Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography

by John Gruen
     
 

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Here Keith Haring's story is told by those who knew him - and by the artist himself. He candidly reflects on all aspects of his life, including his approach to art, being gay, and how he came to terms with AIDS. John Gruen masterfully combines Haring's own words with the observations of those who knew him best, including art dealer Leo Castelli; Madonna; artists Roy… See more details below

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Here Keith Haring's story is told by those who knew him - and by the artist himself. He candidly reflects on all aspects of his life, including his approach to art, being gay, and how he came to terms with AIDS. John Gruen masterfully combines Haring's own words with the observations of those who knew him best, including art dealer Leo Castelli; Madonna; artists Roy Lichtenstein, Francesco Clemente, and Kenny Scharf; Claude Picasso; Timothy Leary; and William Burroughs, among others. Haring emerges as both a courageous and enigmatic personality - a champion of art for all people.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Consisting of interviews with the late graffiti/pop artist, his family, friends and acquaintances, this pastiche reads like preliminary notes for a biography, although some appreciations are eloquent and touching. Illustrations. (Sept.)

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ISBN-13:
9780756779900
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
255

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