Pop-artist, muralist and graffiti genius KEITH HARING was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Haring studied graphic art in Pittsburgh. After coming out, he moved to New York where he became influenced by graffiti art. With his distinctive style, he quickly moved from the streets to international art galleries.

His work is part of the iconography of the 1980s. He was a tireless AIDS campaigner and, tragically, succumbed to the disease himself in 1990 at the age of thirty-one. Shortly before he died, he established the Keith Haring Foundation to maintain and enhance his legacy of supporting children’s and AIDS organizations.