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Keith Haring

Keith Haring, visual artist and activist   Keith Haring (1958-1990), was a painter and visual artist, who later in his short life became a social activist. Though his imagery is lighthearted at first glance, his work is deeply imbued with political and sociological commentary, and has become accepted by many as one of the twentieth… Read More Keith Haring

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat: painter Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. HeΒ first achieved notoriety as part of SAMOΒ©, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s where the hip hop, post-punk, and street art movements… Read More Jean-Michel Basquiat