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As an artist, Haring was profound in the way he used simple images and figures to convey complex concepts and ideas. He sought to unify people through art that discussed the human experience and “Growing, 1988 (#5)” is a powerful example. In this work, You can see a multicolored figure, consisting of pink, blue and orange,traced with black outlines. The back lines scatter about the page creating a sense of 'movement' that is typical of Haring's usual works and three bright yellow circles project from the body’s center. Through this work, Haring wished to explore the many social aspects that can be found within every individual; identity, social status, race and culture, and how all of these differences can make us one and the same. “Growing, 1988 (#5)” is a 30 x 40 – inch hand signed trial proof screen-print.
Keith Haring was a social activist and artist who wasn’t afraid to depict and publicize controversial topics such as war, sexuality, life, and death with his art. Haring used New York City - the walls, stations, and buildings - as his canvas, creating masterpieces for the public eye. His signature cartoon style combined his outspoken political and social activism place Haring amongst the legends in the art world. Born May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania, Haring grew up fascinated by the cartoon art of Walt Disney, Charles Schultz, and even Dr. Seuss. Haring’s father also drew cartoons as a hobby in his free time, inspiring a young Haring to perhaps make his own one day. Eventually, as a grown man, he moved to New York City to enroll at the School of Visual Arts. It is there Haring found his artistic peers and social niche and became acquainted with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, among other individuals in the underground art scene.