The Radiant (Christ) Child

@article{Phillips2007TheR,
  title={The Radiant (Christ) Child},
  author={Natalie E. Phillips},
  journal={American Art},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={54 - 73}
}
Keith Haring's pulsating, cartoon figures are immediately recognizable to most viewers and have become emblematic of the New York art world of the 1980s. Haring's art has been interpreted as an expression of the optimistic indulgence of this period, a representation of the New York club scene as well as homoerotic currents, and a visual tool for the campaign against AIDS. But one important aspect of his youthful experience has been largely overlooked—his 1970s engagement with the Jesus Movement… Expand
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