“I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.”
Keith Haring believed in art. He believed in its power to transform lives. Perhaps more important, he also believed that art was capable of engaging and enriching the spirit. He invented an image-vocabulary which simultaneously captured the mysteries of ancient ritual and the obsessions of high-tech society. With his pared-down characters, supple lines, infallible sense of scale and spontaneity, Haring was able to tackle everthing from notebook size paper to 100 foot murals with no preparatory sketches. He has made an indelible contribution to the iconography of our time.