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Keith Haring

Lives of Artists

Simon Doonan

£12.99

Revolutionary and renegade, Keith Haring was an artist for the people, creating an instantly recognizable repertoire of symbols that became synonymous with the volatile culture of the 1980s. Haring playfully slammed into all aspects of this decade – hip-hop, new wave, graffiti, gay culture – and brought them together, while his fanatical drive propelled him into the orbit of the most interesting people of his time. Famous at 25, dead from AIDS at 31, Haring is remembered as a Pied Piper, an unpretentious communicator who appeared happiest mentoring a gang of kids, arming them with brushes and attacking the nearest wall.

Simon Doonan is the author of many books, including Drag: The Complete Story and How to Be Yourself: Life-Changing Advice from a Reckless Contrarian. His memoir Beautiful People was adapted for television by the BBC. Simon appears as a judge on the hit NBC television show Making It.