The Radiant (Christ) Child

Keith Haring and the Jesus Movement
While Keith Haring’s art is not often associated with traditional religious imagery, much of his pictorial vocabulary was in fact influenced by the Jesus Movement of the 1970s. Haring retooled the Jesus Movement’s redemptive imagery into more pessimistic and ambiguous statements, creating an expression of apocalyptic belief suited to his time.

Read article in American Art, The Smithsonian Institution.