Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Keith Haring!

While visiting Australia in 1984, American artist Keith Haring painted an outdoor mural at the Collingwood Technical College in inner city Melbourne. This mural is the only remaining publicly-sited work made during Haring’s three-week visit and as you can see is very faded. Earlier this year I was asked by Desktop Magazine to photograph the controversial mural for one of their feature articles.

Today marks (what would have been) Keith's 54th birthday. In 1988, Haring was diagnosed with AIDS and sadly he died at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990.

Read more about the mural here.

Happy birthday Keith Xx

1 comment:

Testing said...

Interesting and cute work!!!
Keith Haring