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[[Image:KHaringBoysClub.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Haring at work on his ''Boys Club Mural'' (1987) used for ''Sesame Street''.]]
 
[[Image:KHaringBoysClub.jpg|thumb|right|175px|Haring at work on his ''Boys Club Mural'' (1987) used for ''Sesame Street''.]]
'''Keith Haring''' (1958-1990) was a pre-eminent artist and social activist whose work responded to the [[New York City]] street culture of the 1980s. His work was adapted into a series of animated segments for ''[[Sesame Street]]''.
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'''Keith Haring''' (1958-1990) was a pre-eminent artist and social activist whose work responded to the [[New York City]] street culture of the 1980s. His work was adapted into a series of six animated segments for ''[[Sesame Street]]''; [[Bill Davis]] animated the segments.
   
Upon moving to New York City in the late-1970s, there he was greatly inspired by the graffiti art, and additionally studied at the School of Visual Arts. Many of his works as a pop artist show homoerotic themes.
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Upon moving to New York City in the late-1970s, there he was greatly inspired by the graffiti art, and additionally studied at the School of Visual Arts. Many of his works as a pop artist show homoerotic themes.
   
 
The Keith Haring Foundation, established in 1989, continues Keith's legacy of giving to children's organizations.
 
The Keith Haring Foundation, established in 1989, continues Keith's legacy of giving to children's organizations.

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Haring at work on his Boys Club Mural (1987) used for Sesame Street.

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a pre-eminent artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s. His work was adapted into a series of six animated segments for Sesame Street; Bill Davis animated the segments.

Upon moving to New York City in the late-1970s, there he was greatly inspired by the graffiti art, and additionally studied at the School of Visual Arts. Many of his works as a pop artist show homoerotic themes.

The Keith Haring Foundation, established in 1989, continues Keith's legacy of giving to children's organizations.

A Haring mural from the interior of the Milliken Clubhouse was featured in a Sesame Street segment from Season 23 about the word EXIT. (EKA: Episode 3006)

Keith Haring died in 1990 of an HIV-related infection.

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