Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the artist's birth, this book is the intended to be a faithful posthumous execution of the project. Containing a wealth of unpublished materials, and representing a decade of work and research, it promises to be the definitive book on the artist's life and work. Beginning with his very first collages and early subway tags - including many heretofore unseen photographs of the first ephemeral chalk drawings - through the development of the iconic graphic work now synonymous with his name, the book follows his meteoric rise to international stardom and worldwide recognition. Completely unprecedented in its scope, this volume documents everything from sketches to unedited interviews; personal snapshots to party invitations, bringing to life an extraordinary decade in art and history.
."..the book's soul is in the artwork itself--and this volume has plenty of heart." "Metro Source NY""Visually stunning...and absolutely essential for anyone with an interest in the art world at the end of the 20th Century." "The Village Voice"."..homage to a thrilling and inspiring career..." "Flordia InsideOut""The hefty tome incorporates more than a decade of research and a trove of unpublished photographic and written material ranging from chalk drawings to subway murals and the famous body painting of Grace Jones. A major, well-deserved tribute to the late artist, this handsome offering is a fan's dream-come-true and just in time for Christmas gifting." "Indulge Magazine"."..an awe-inspiring monograph of bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that Haring was renowned for...Truly a book to be treasured." Le Petite Chic."..a definitive book on the artist..." "Cincinnati Enquirer""The bold, visionary artist is celebrated in art dealer Jeffrey Deitch's exhaustive tome that features Haring's early subway chalk drawings, unpublished photos and never-before-seen journal entries." ModernTonic.com
Jeffrey Deitch is a leading New York art dealer representing a range of high profile contemporary artists, as well as the Estate of Keith Haring. Deitch's writings have appeared in several books, among them, the highly acclaimed Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture. Suzanne Geiss is Managing Director and Producer of Deitch Projects. Julia Gruen, former assistant to Keith Haring, is the executive director of the Keith Haring Foundation. Kenny Scharf and George Condo are renowned international artists.