Sunday Read

Keith Haring

(Taschen 25th Anniversary Special Edition)

Sunday Read is a weekly feature on books we come across and like. In addition to of course the content, our focus lies primarily on the design, its haptic and layout. This is reflected upon through unique set ups, that is presented in a series of photographs. A small statement in the end provides you with all further necessary information.

This work is Taschen’s 25th anniversary – special edition! This work explores tragicomedy; or the world according to Haring.  By the time of his death from AIDS at the age of 31, Keith Haring (1958-1990) was already a wildly successful and popular artist. Haring’s original and instantly recognizable style, full of thick black lines, bold colors, and graffiti-inspired cartoon-like figures, won him the appreciation of both the art world and the general public; his work appeared simultaneously on T-shirts, gallery walls, and public murals.  In 1986,  Haring founded Pop Shop,  a boutique in New York’s SoHo selling Haring-designed memorabilia, to benefit charities and help bring his work closer to the public and especially street kids, with whom he never lost contact.

Keith Haring
Author: Alexandra Kolossa
Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Edition: Taschen’s 25th anniversary ed (25.