Keith Haring Honored In Google's Latest Doodle

Keith Haring Honored In Google's Latest Doodle

Keith Haring, the late New York street artist, gets the Google doodle treatment on the search giant's homepage today.

Known for his instantly recognizable line drawings and depictions of active human and animal figures, Haring was a major contributor to the world of 1980s pop art in downtown New York, a scene that also included Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat and Richard Prince.

Haring died of complications from AIDS in 1990 when he was just 31. His work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA and a large retrospective of his early years is currently ongoing at the Brooklyn Museum.

Google has used its doodles to spotlight modern artists before— previously, doodles have paid tribute to Diego Rivera, Jim Henson and Takashi Murakami, among others.

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