Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Keith Haring

Art in the 20th Century was deeply influenced by the likes of Warhol, Picasso, Dali, Mondrian, Lietchestein, and Haring just to mention some. Keith Haring was an artist who revolutionized art in the 80s, and became a New York City icon. His drawings on murals, canvas, and several objects (t-shirts) were characterized by their bold lines, brilliant colors, and movement. Keith not only tried to reflect everyday situations and characters on his works, but also intended to create awareness on several issues, such as AIDS, of which he died in 1990.

For this Spring Summer there's nothing more practical to wear than a t-shirt, but what would make it stand out and look stylish is if it has an eye catching print such as the one Haring is wearing; obviously one of his drawings. Yet in case you don't have luck in finding a t-shirt with a Keith Haring print you could opt for an interesting print, the subject doesn't matter. It may look a bit casual, but if you want to wear it to the club or somewhere more formal just put over a black or white jacket depending on the t-shirt's color.

Keith Haring's "Statue of Libery" (1986), my favorite work from him.

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