Keith Haring in The AIDS Memorial Quilt
Today, May 4, artist Keith Haring would have turned fifty-four years old. Haring—a New York-based artist whose drawings, paintings, and public artwork were inspired by New York’s vibrant street-art scene—died of AIDS in 1990. There are over fifteen panels and even an entire block (made up of eight panels) created in tribute to his life and artistry in The AIDS Memorial Quilt.
You can see these panels and blocks by searching the The NAMES Project Foundation Web site. The entire AIDS Memorial Quilt, including the panels for Haring, is coming to Washington, D.C., this summer. Approximately one thousand panels will be on view at the Festival and the rest will be displayed in venues all around the city.