4me4you visits RHODES Contemporary Art Gallery which featured ‘ICON’ BY: Keith Haring.
RHODES Contemporary Art Gallery..>Haring developed an early love for drawing, partly taught by his father and taking inspiration from popular culture around him. Despite a brief spell training to be a commercial graphic artist, Haring truly honed his skill upon moving to New York and becoming a core part of the alternative art community of the era. He was often found organising events at Club 57 and hanging out with such idols of the era as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Madonna.
He began to develop his ideas of the independent artist, pushing his own youthful impulses toward a singular kind of graphic expression based on the primacy of the line. His politics had a heavy influence on his work, and he became focused on spreading a message through the power of public art.