Artist of the Day- Keith Haring (click on image to see more)

Haring began as a graffiti artist in NYC in the 1970's. He liked the immediacy of working quickly, of being out on the street, of creating simple images. His work moved to galleries and museums and he quickly became the 'darling' of the NY scene. He contracted Aids in 1988 and established the Keith Haring Foundation in support of Aids awareness. He died of the disease in 1990.