Drawing on walls : a story of Keith Haring (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Drawing on walls : a story of Keith Haring

Author: Matthew Burgess; Josh Cochran
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Enchanted Lion Books, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring created murals wherever he went. Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring's iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. This honest,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Biographies
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Keith Haring; Keith Haring; Keith Haring
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Burgess; Josh Cochran
ISBN: 9781592702671 1592702678
OCLC Number: 1121082918
Awards: Winner of Children's Book Council Champions of Change Selection 2020 (United States)
Joint winner of New York Public Library Best Book of 2020 2020 (United States)
Joint winner of Washington Post Best Book of 2020 2020 (United States)
Joint winner of 2021 Rainbow Book List Selection 2021 (United States)
Joint winner of Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2020 2020 (United States)
Joint winner of Kirkus Best Book of 2020 2020 (United States)
Description: 42 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Other Titles: Story of Keith Haring
Responsibility: by Matthew Burgess ; pictures by Josh Cochran.

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Truly devoted to the idea of public art, Haring created murals wherever he went. Often seen drawing in white chalk on the matte black paper of unused advertising space in the subway, Haring's iconic pop art and graffiti-like style transformed the New York City underground in the 1980s. A member of the LGBTQ community, Haring died tragically at the age of thirty-one from AIDS-related complications. This honest, celebratory book honors Haring's life and art, along with his very special connection with kids.

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DRAWING ON WALLS is a tender and beautifully written biography of Haring's short life. Matthew Burgess, the book's talented writer, set out to tell Haring's tale without embellishment, sugarcoating Read more...

 
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