Keith Haring's talent was first recognized on the subway platforms, where his trademark chalk-drawn figures could be seen for the price of a token.
"When I did a drawing and went back a week later, the drawing was still there. It was neither smudged nor did anyone try to clean it off. I mean, it seemed to have this protective power that prevented people from destroying them. Another thing that I realized how many people were seeing these things. Within a week, when I'd be doing another drawing, people would come up to me and say, "So you're the guy who did these drawings!" Because, see, there was never a signature. Nobody knew who was doing this stuff. And I started to realize the power and the potential of what I was doing."
His career had moved from underground New York to the most prestigious galleries and museums in the world by the time of his death in 1990.
It is hard to believe that 20 years this February, have gone by since Keith Haring passed away. Yet what is remarkable, is the legacy he left us; an astounding collection of images that continues to resonate with us, still provoking art lovers and collectors the world over, forever providing wonder and amusement for children and grownups everywhere.
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