Keith Haring: Story of His Life

Parisi, Paolo


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Author: Parisi, Paolo
Publication date: 06/09/2022
Imprint: Prestel
Pages: 128
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783791388434

Celebrated artist, activist and humanitarian, Keith Haring is the perfect subject for this graphic novel. Focused on three colours, this comic-book tells the fascinating life story of a man who lived his truth on all kinds of canvases. From his boyhood days spent drawing compulsively through his tragic death, the trajectory of Keith Haring’s life is a story of incredible achievement, luck, opportunity, and extraordinary commitment. This graphic novel looks at every stage of that life, exploring his early influences, the roots of his activism, and his close friendships with other artist contemporaries. It shows readers what it was like to be part of New York City’s vibrant downtown art scene in the 1980s – the nightclubs, art openings, the rise of hip-hop–and how world events, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall; the escalation of the nuclear arms race; apartheid; and the dawn of the climate crisis played into his work. They’ll learn how Haring’s own battle with AIDS fueled his advocacy for education and research, and they’ll get to know the figures who were most influential to his work – from Warhol to Basquiat, Fab Five Freddy to Madonna. Packed with key cultural reference points as well as the artist’s own reflections, this graphic biography makes for compulsive, eye- opening reading. AUTHOR: Paolo Parisi is an Italian illustrator and cartoonist living in Italy. He previously published a graphic novel on Jean-Michel Basquiat, which was translated into many languages. SELLING POINTS: . Perfect for readers with an interest in art, graphic novels and 1980s New York . Emerging from the New York graffiti subculture of the 1980s, Haring’s work is still some of the most widely recognised in the world. Those with and interest in art, graphic novels and 1980s New York . Graphic novels are becoming ever more popular in the book market. This title is the latest entry into a burgeoning series from Prestel . This title takes a more mature, grittier approach to Haring’s life . Haring is one of the most popular American artists of the late twentieth century. This is an excellent introduction to his life, work, and the scene he emerged from . Readers will be enthralled by Paolo Parisi’s vibrant illustrations and gripping words. Parisi’s previous graphic novel, on Jean-Michel Basquiat, was translated into multiple languages

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