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Keith Haring’s relationship with New York nightlife explored in new book

 It delves into the artist's relationships with Madonna, the B52s, Grace Jones and more

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We the Youth: Keith Haring’s New York Nightlife is a new book by DJ and writer Dave Haslam, tackling the artist and activist’s relationship with New York after dark.

Documenting the music and clubs that filled Haring's nights out in the late '70s and '80s, the book also explores his queer activism and the impact of the mid-’80s AIDs epidemic on his art.

Touching on the graffiti artists and DJs that made an impression on his work, the book also documents Haring’s relationships with contemporaries Grace Jones, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna and more.

The book was published in October by Confingo Publishing - purchase a copy here.

Keith Haring’s first major UK exhibition opened earlier this year at the Tate Liverpool.

Find more information about the book here.

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