A key figure in New York’s East Village scene in the late 1970s and 80s American artist Keith Haring's artwork populated not only art galleries but also the city’s subways streets and sidewalks. His work often combined a iconographic vocabulary including hearts flying saucers winged figures and a crawling “radiant baby” with abstract marks and patterning. The UNIQLO at MoMA collaboration aims to honor Haring's desire to make his work available to all. Keith Haring’s work is represented in MoMA’s collection.
One of the key figures in New York's East Village art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, Keith Haring developed a unique and distinctly personal vocabulary of bold, graphic icons—barking dogs, flying saucers, winged figures, and a crawling "radiant baby"—which he combined with abstract marks and patterns in densely packed compositions. An artist in the Museum’s collection, Haring’s work has been included in a number of MoMA exhibitions, starting in 1981 in MoMA PS1’s New York/New Wave exhibition and more recently in Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 in 2012.