Friday, May 4, 2012

Google Says Happy Birthday, Keith Haring!

Ever since early in high school, Keith Haring has been one of my favorite artists.

I'm not sure why, but there is a strong emotional connection between his squiggly, colorful illustrations and myself. I think anyone who has ever seen a Keith Haring piece could pick one out a mile away after. He was one of the first street artists, who saw the world as a canvas. 

Today would have been the artist's 54th birthday. 

In 1988, Keith Haring was diagnosed with AIDS. The next year, he began the Keith Haring Foundation to sustain, expand, and protect the legacy of Keith Haring and his art. The Foundation supports non-for-profit organizations that help children, and organizations that are involved with education, research, and care related to AIDS. 

Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications on February 16, 1990. He was 31 years old. 

Google is celebrating the beloved artist's 54th birthday with a Keith Haring-inspired Google Doodle.

(Photo: Google)

I've never been happier to see a Google Doodle.


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