This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. Read more...
This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist's great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith's signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker. This is a story to inspire, and a book for Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure.
- ISBN-13: 9780525428190
- ISBN-10: 0525428194
- Publisher: Dial Books
- Publish Date: February 2017
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 5-8
- Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2017-02-13
- Reviewer: Staff
This exuberant biography of the late artist Keith Haring, written by his sister, introduces him as a bespectacled boy who doodled on his tests, much to the chagrin of his teachers. Harings feverish commitment to drawing continued into adulthood, when the unconventional surfaces he drew on (on walls, on sidewalks, and on paper that he hung on lampposts) and his disinterest in making money from his art raised eyebrows. Neubecker (I Won a What?) combines images of Harings work (all identified in a closing spread) with his own punchy cartooning, which dovetails perfectly with the effervescent energy that characterized Harings imagery. A moving authors note and additional biographical information close out this sensitive tribute. Ages 58. Authors agent: Adriana Dominguez, Full Circle Literary. Illustrators agent: Linda Pratt, Wernick & Pratt. (Feb.)