Late street artist and social commentator Keith Haring is remembered for his daring pieces on important topics like death, sexuality, war, and drug abuse. His premature death in 1990 sent strong waves through the art world and the impression Haring was able to leave is still seen and felt 27 years later. Haring’s legacy is worth being shared with the next generation of visual artists and thinkers; and just that is happening.
Kay Haring, Keith’s younger sister, has written a children’s book about her brother’s meteoric ascent and it includes age-appropriate glimpses into the artist’s work. Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing was illustrated by popular children’s book artist and Parsons New School of Design graduate, Robert Neubecker and features brilliant, vibrant drawings of Haring’s journey.
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing is available for preorder; cop it here.