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Visual Literacy PaperPop Shop III: “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil”Rizelle LegaspiNovember 9, 2016ARTH 100: Art Appreciation-Multicultural PerspectiveLegaspi 1
See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evilwas created by an American artist and a social activist of the 20thcentury, Keith Haring in 1989. The artwork was part of Haring’s Pop Shop Quad III along with three other masterpieces. This past October was the first time I saw this piece at The Keith Haring Foundation () when I was looking for a potential art to use for my four-panel artwork. I was fascinated by it, and I knew that it was going to be the perfect image for my creative artwork assignment.Keith Haring began his journey through the world of art in the early 80's. He would tag the blank, black signs in the New York subways with chalk drawings. He was adamant about continuing his work, and soon his graffiti numbered in the thousands. His work was quite well accepted by many and quickly became popular. His followers loved the figurative and patterned imagery, along with his brash disregard for the law. Keith started his academic pursuance of art at the Ivy School of Art in Pittsburgh. He then transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he made his new residence. Haring often let his social beliefs bleed into his artwork. His murals showed his position on issues that were currently in the mainstream media. One of the larger ideas that was persistent among his work was the awareness of AIDS, along with fighting against increased use of illegal drugs. Sadly, Keith was a victim of the AIDS epidemic and succumbed to AIDS related complications at the young age of 31.1According to