Although he only lived until age 31, Haring was very prolific, popular, and influential. Haring was born in 1958 in Reading, PA, but it was New York, where he moved in 1978, that launched his career as an internationally known pop artist.
Haring passed away in 1990, but his art continues to influence fashion and entertainment. Designers and brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Patricia Field, Schott, Zara, and Nicholas Kirkwood have collaborated with the Keith Haring Foundation on clothing and accessories.
The Brooklyn Museum exhibition includes 155 works on paper, plus 150 archival objects, including black-and-white subway drawings, experimental videos, sketchbooks, journals, fliers, and documentary photographs.