This comprehensive monograph of the brilliant pop artist Keith Haring (ed. Germano Celant, Prestel, 1992) showcases Haring’s works, ideas, and legacy. Contributions by Germano Celant, Bruce D. Kurtz, David Galloway, and Barry Blinderman. Besides articles and art images, the book also contains Haring’s essay on the creative process and the role of the artist as well as excerpts from interviews with Keith Haring.
The instant appeal of Haring’s art was rooted in his invention of an ingeniously eloquent iconography for a media-friendly age, with an immediately recognizable vocabulary of images – radiant child, barking dog, flying saucer – and such universally resonant symbols as the halo, the cross, the pyramid, and the heart. With the spread of drug abuse and AIDS in the big cities, the artist’s work became increasingly agitated, sounding an earnest note of alarm while retaining its intrinsic childlike aura. A man of tremendous vitality Haring handled his illness with immense fortitude, never ceasing to place his creative energy at the service of social causes.
This book, the first comprehensive monograph on Haring, reveals the full range of his divers oeuvre in over two hundred reproductions of his murals and other paintings, drawings and sculpture, performance and video art. Many works are illustrated here for the first time.
– Keith Haring (ed. Germano Celant, Prestel, 1992), excerpt from the book description
The text is English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs and reproductions of Keith Haring’s artwork.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean; the binding is intact; the covers are fine.