Keith Haring (1958 – 1990) was an American artist from Reading, Pennsylvania, he worked and lived in New York. His work is often classified as Pop Art and Graffiti Art. He was inspired by the ideologies of artists like Christo and Dubuffet; art is for everybody and not just for the elite. He painted on canvas but also on subway walls and the streets of New York, as well as creating decorative art. Characteristic for his work are his abstract and oftentimes comical figures that created repetitive patterns.