Keith Haring Pinball

Please note: this game needs to be played on a computer, because it uses the arrow keys as controls.

To play: the left and right arrow keys operate the flippers, and the down arrow key operates the launcher. Please note: If you have problems with the arrow buttons moving the screen rather than playing the game, click once in the white area of the pinball game and then try the arrow buttons again.

You'll have "multi-ball play" when you reach the first level of 5,000 points, then the next multi-ball level moves up as you continue to score more points.

Scroll down below the game to learn more about the artist Keith Haring.

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Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a graffiti and "Neo-Pop" artist who made his mark on the New York art world in the early 1980's. Born in Pennsylvania, Haring attended the Ivy School of Art in Pittsburgh for two years, planning to become a commercial artist, but then moved to NYC, where he began studying at the School of Visual Arts. At SVA, he met fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, who would also have a large impact on the art scene at the time.

Around 1980, Haring began drawing with chalk on the blank billboards in subway stations. His bold public art attracted the attention of top galleries, and by the early 1980s he was painting Neo-Pop works and large murals for children. In an effort to make his art widely accessible, Haring opened the "Pop Shop" in 1986 in downtown New York, selling commercial items adorned with his art. Haring died on February 16, 1990, of AIDS-related complications.

Below you can see Keith Haring in his "Pop Shop." Haring considered the shop to be an extension of his art work and painted the entire interior of the store in an abstract black on white mural, creating an usual and unique retail environment.

Keith Haring inside of The Pop Shop in SoHo, NYC