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Manuel Solano, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, and Alfonso Gonzalez Jr. on Why Keith Haring Still Deserves Your Attention

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Portrait of Keith Haring, 1986. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

Keith Haring’s colorful, cartoon-like images are everywhere. They have decorated both subterranean tunnels and the art world’s most prestigious exhibition halls. They are printed on T-shirts, coffee mugs, and posters. But the omnipresence and commercialization of his work can sometimes eclipse Haring's poignant political messaging. Now "Art Is for Everybody," the first museum survey of the late artist's work in Los Angeles, currently on view at The Broad, brings both his legacy and social critiques back to the fore. 

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