A key figure in New York’s East Village scene in the late 1970s and 80s, American artist Keith Haring's artwork populated not only art galleries, but also the city’s subways, streets, and sidewalks. His work often combined a iconographic vocabulary, including hearts, flying saucers, winged figures, and a crawling “radiant baby,” with abstract marks and patterning.
Keith Haring was a leading figure in the art scene of the 1980s. He initially attracted attention by drawing in New York's subway system before eventually achieving global recognition. His work, characterized by simple lines and bold colors, appealed to people throughout the world.