Art Is Life

Art is life…

And life is art.

Keith Haring believed that art should be enjoyed by everyone.

When Keith first moved to New York City, he rode the subway and noticed how the crowds were bored and brusque, and that the subways were decayed and dreary. He thought the people of New York needed liberating, illuminating and radiating art. So he bought a stick of white chalk and started drawing…

Art Is Life is the story of artist Keith Haring and the wonderful art he made. Illustrator Keith Negley perfectly captured the joyful spirit of the older Keith’s work. Keith Haring’s life and work made an enormous impact on both of us and we can’t wait to share this very special picture book with you!

Find it in a bookstore or library near you!

Reviews & Accolades

Awarded a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators

“(S)imple but lovely, punctuated by Haring’s personal philosophy: Art is life; life is art…An eye-catching addition to school and ­public library art sections.”  –School Library Journal

“A joyful tribute to an enduring artist.” – Booklist

“(S)imple sentences occasionally stacked with descriptors to sketch moments in Haring’s life… It’s a warm introduction to an accessible talent.”- Publishers’ Weekly

“(E)mphasizes the “public” in public art, keeping a steady focus on how audiences reacted to Haring’s work—with bafflement, with legal action, with an adoring embrace of his commercialized Pop Shop output.”  – Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books