Radiant Baby

In 1981, Tom Wolf, a professor of Art History, invited Keith Haring to give a lecture at Bard College, New York. While visiting Bard, Haring drew five crawling babies, his signature graffiti tag, on the wall of Wolf’s classroom. Later that same year, Wolf included works by Haring in a group exhibition at the Proctor Art Center of Bard College. At the time, Haring gave Wolf this early self-published book with a drawing of the Radiant Baby to the reverse. 

The wall in Wolf's classroom.

The reason that the ‘baby’ has become my logo or signature is that it is the purest and most positive experience of human existence.

—Keith Haring

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