Did you know? Just like Bansky and Shepard Fairey, the 20th century street artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) had his share of run-ins with the police. Even though he was known for drawing quickly in an attempt to sidestep authorities and avoid jail time, he was frequently arrested for vandalism. “More than once, I’ve been taken to a station handcuffed by a cop who suddenly realized that the other cops in the precinct were my fans and anxious to meet me and shake my hand,” Haring said. The ‘artist of the people’, as he was often referred to buy fans, became so popular that people would steal his chalk drawings from subway stations and sell them!
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