As a child of the 1980s, I spent my teenage years fascinated with the street and pop art of Keith Haring. In fact, the first piece of wall art my wife and I bought together after getting married in 1994 was a Keith Haring poster (a framed reproduction of an image from the Grace Chapel AIDS altarpiece).
Haring died on February 16, 1990, of complications from AIDS. He would have been 54 today. Read more about his life.