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Google Doodle Salutes Graffiti Artist Keith Haring

May the 4th is the birthday of the late artist Keith Haring, who died in 1990 at the age of 31 of AIDS-related complications. Google is celebrating the artist's memory with a Doodle drawn in Haring's distinctive style. Part of what made New York City such an exciting place to live in the 1980s for young art students like me was the chance encounters with graffiti by Haring, who plastered over subway posters with his own white-on-black "radiant babies" and other cartoon-like drawings.
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