In ‘We the Youth: Keith Haring's New York Nightlife’, the second book in his Art Decades series, Dave Haslam explores how the nightlife and music of rundown downtown areas of New York in the late 1970s and early 1980s were formative influences on the life and art of Keith Haring.
Haslam takes us on an adventure through the clubs and venues that filled Keith Haring's nights out; spaces that offered thrills, opportunities, possibility, and a sense of community. We hear how graffiti artists and DJs became inspirations to him; we meet Madonna, the B52s, Arthur Russell, Grace Jones and Jean-Michel Basquiat; and then themid-80s AIDS epidemic changes everything...
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