KEITH HARING JOURNALS by Keith Haring (Penguin Classics Deluxe) now includes 90 black-and-white
images of classic artwork including never-before-published Polaroids,
with an introduction by Robert Farris Thompson. In commemoration of
the twentieth anniversary of Haring’s death, Penguin commissioned
Shepard Fairey, internationally renowned artist best known for his
iconic Obama poster, to contribute a new foreword to this Penguin
Classics Deluxe edition.
With friends Madonna, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring is synonymous with the downtown art scene of the 1980s. Haring’s loyalty to drawing and desire to reach as wide an audience as possible led him to create drawings in white chalk on blank paper panels throughout the subway system. From 1980-1985, Haring produced hundreds of these drawings, sometimes as many as 40 a day. Even 20 years after his death in February 1990 from AIDS-related complications, his artwork—with its simple, bold lines and dynamic figures in motion—remains embedded in the world’s consciousness and is instantly recognizable. From advertising for children’s and AIDS-related charities to murals to permanent installations around the world, Haring’s work remains as iconic culturally relevant as ever.
Staying Alive: Survival Tactics for the Artist by
Hopper (Krause Publications)
The book is sprinkled with humor and
anecdotes from 45 years of Hopper’s personal experience and incorporates
personal life stories by 19 other full-time studio artists, eight individual
artists and six couples or partners, selected for the diversity in their work
and the variety of personal journeys which have brought them to this place,
together with a selection of the work they do. Combined, have more than 500
years of studio experience in the art of
Staying Alive. There are tips on business development, self-promotion,
pricing and marketing: including Chapter 1, Finding the Real You; Chapter 2,
Learning to Be Businesslike; Chapter 3, Pricing and Marketing; and Chapter 4,
Promotion and the Development of a Personal Image.
Also included, from four specialists in
the field, are chapters on
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