My love for Keith Haring goes past the embellished Uniqlo shirts plastered with his art that we see hanging in the store fronts. Haring was a genius and he used his grafitti to unite New York through the means of activism. His work represented a greater goal in society. With collaborations with Act Up and his infamous “Crack is Wack” mural that hangs in a handball court in Harlem River Park, Haring’s culturally aesthetic paintings and grafitti work are still the premise for the glorification of contemporary art forms that we see today. Watch Keith Haring: The Message below and check out some of Haring’s popular paintings in the gallery as well!