May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990

Keith Haring in Kansas
Keith Haring painting a skate ramp in Kansas, 1987 Photo by Tseng Kwong Chi © Muna Tseng Dance Projects Inc., NY

Dead men cannot walk the earth. That’s true, but a work of art does not die. Its shape may be shattered, but the spirit of art cannot be broken. The spirit of art jested, and that was no joke.

Hans Christian Andersen, from The Most Incredible Thing