The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a “self-proclaimed artist” to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for a few and ignore the masses…. If the public is afraid of art, should we [artists] be afraid of what we have done to make the public afraid of art?
– Keith Haring, journal entry, October 14, 1976
I featured Keith Haring this week because I was inspired by his show in the Brooklyn Museum. This quote made me think of how we, as creative people, can reach and inspire others with our talents.
Check out the Keith Haring journal page a day tumblr!
Keith Haring: 1978-1982 Journals
Update at June 11, 2012 10:26 pm: Wow! The Keith Haring Foundation retweeted my tweet about this blog post! Woohoo!