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Take a Look Inside Keith Haring's Journal


See the artist's early work through his personal writing and sketches, one page a day, on tumblr

Keith Haring's uplifting, instantly identifiable pop art remains vibrant and relevant even today, over 20 years after his much-too-early death.

As proof, you must only look to the Brooklyn Museum where, starting today, a huge collection of his definitive works will be displayed in an exhibition titled Keith Haring: 1978-1982 thanks to the Keith Haring Foundation.

And you can't forget, of course, the men's room at New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center that Haring painted and was recently made open to the public.

Also in celebration of Haring's life, the Keith Haring Foundation will make available on tumblr a new page from Haring's journal for every day the Brooklyn Museum exhibit is open.

That means a page a day from now until July 8! The journal, like the exhibition, covers Haring's earlier years between 1978-1982, a period that has not seen nearly the attention of his later work.

So, whether you live in New York City and can see his work in the Brooklyn Museum (or in the john) or you live too far away and can rifle through his journal on tumblr, it is an exciting time to be a fan of this fascinating and trailblazing artist.

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