Keith Haring's birthday and bathroom graffiti

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8 Responses to “Keith Haring's birthday and bathroom graffiti”

  1. ebiii says:

    I used to do some subway art on those black papers the MTA helpfully put up for us, met Haring a few times.  His work was great.  The best, best part was that his most famous piece was so misinterpreted.  The ‘baby’ is not a baby.  In the NY Times Magazine interview he was asked about ‘the baby’, and matter-of-factly replied “it’s not a baby, it’s a man”.   This pin that everybody was wearing feeling all good inside about a baby was actually a work of homo-erotic genius.  Fantastic, and I bet most people still haven’t noticed.

    • Kludgegrrl says:

       Although I was only a kid in the 70′s, and didn’t really “approve” of Graffiti (I was a very righteous and judgmental kid) I loved what Haring did on those black papered over ad spaces.  I didn’t know who he was, but his art filled me with joy and questions — which, in my book, meant it really was art.  Resquiat in Pacem.

  2. Robert says:

    Come on, dude, at least put the NSFW stuff after the jump?

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