Keith Haring

1958 - 1990

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Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His animated imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". Much of his work includes sexual allusions that turned into social activism by using the images to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Keith Haring has received more than 6,038,764 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Keith Haring is the 22nd most popular artist (down from 21st in 2019), the 950th most popular biography from United States (down from 738th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Artist.

Keith Haring is most famous for his street art. He was also a New York-based artist who became a pop culture icon in the 1980s.

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  • 53

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Keith Haring has had the most page views in the with 1,057,482 views, followed by French (163,277), and German (138,290). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (86.46%), Welsh (77.34%), and Breton (55.73%)


Among artists, Keith Haring ranks 22 out of 125Before him are Theo van Doesburg, El Lissitzky, Luca Signorelli, Marina Abramović, Kurt Schwitters, and Adolph Menzel. After him are Josef Albers, David Hockney, Banksy, Ai Weiwei, Émile Gallé, and Edward Burne-Jones.

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Among people born in 1958, Keith Haring ranks 28Before him are Tzipi Livni, Nikki Sixx, Tim Robbins, Jamal Khashoggi, Wong Kar-wai, and Lyudmila Putina. After him are Hugo Sánchez, Mehmet Ali Ağca, Ellen DeGeneres, Boris Tadić, Alar Karis, and Droupadi Murmu. Among people deceased in 1990, Keith Haring ranks 27Before him are Lawrence Durrell, Bruno Bettelheim, Ilya Frank, Robert Hofstadter, Sandro Pertini, and Jacques Demy. After him are Boris Shcherbina, Oldřich Nejedlý, Barbara Stanwyck, Bruno Kreisky, Sergio Corbucci, and Luigi Nono.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Keith Haring ranks 950 out of 20,380Before him are Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Chick Corea (1941), Bugsy Siegel (1906), and Henry Way Kendall (1926). After him are D. W. Griffith (1875), Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), Michael Cimino (1939), Kim Kardashian (1980), and Condoleezza Rice (1954).

Among ARTISTS In United States

Among artists born in United States, Keith Haring ranks 3Before him are Andy Warhol (1928), and Roy Lichtenstein (1923). After him are Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960), Barnett Newman (1905), Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848), Jeff Koons (1955), Bill Viola (1951), Judy Chicago (1939), James Montgomery Flagg (1877), Vito Acconci (1940), and Robert Indiana (1928).