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14 Times Keith Haring Was Cooler Than You’ll Ever Be

This legendary bad boy was never one for social or creative conventions. For his birthday, let's take a minute to remember all the times he was the coolest.

The openly gay Keith Haring, who died of AIDS at the age of 31 in 1990, is best remembered for his cartoonish and vibrant paintings. But the graphic pop artist and human rights activist also broke fresh ground with the amount of LGBT imagery and symbolism he brought to his art. He would have been 55 this year.

Remember all those times he was cooler than you'll ever be?

Source: coca-cola-art.com

When he rocked out this suit without even trying:

When he rocked out this suit without even trying:

Source: youtube.com

When he was (literally) too cool for school:

“The people I met who were doing it seemed really unhappy; they said that they were only doing it for a job while they did their own art on the side, but in reality that was never the case–their own art was lost. I quit the school.”

When he was (literally) too cool for school:

Source: brooklynmuseum.org  /  via: brooklynmuseum.org

All the times he vandalized empty ad spaces in New York City:

“The subway drawings were, as much as they were drawings, performances."

All the times he vandalized empty ad spaces in New York City:

Source: youtube.com


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