Keith Haring developed an aptitude for drawing at a very early age, often copying cartoon characters from Disney movies and Dr. Seuss books. In the early 1980s, Haring captured the imagination of the city with his simple chalked characters of radiant babies, barking dogs and odd spaceships. He enjoyed a meteoric rise in success throughout the 1980s and his belief in public art and art for a wider audience garnered support from his friends and mentors, including Andy Warhol. During the 1980s, Haring was featured in over 100 group and solo exhibitions. He collaborated with Madonna and Andy Warhol among many others, and created imagery which is universally recognized as his own.
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