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December 14, 2003

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Keith Haring's pop art adorns clothing

New York -- The Keith Haring Foundation is using the late artist's creations to raise money for children's and AIDS charities.

Haring's funky, joyful, geometric images are printed on caps, shirts, pants, bags, cups and other items for men, women and children that can be bought at the Pop Shop on the foundation's Web site, http://www.haring.com, or ordered by phone at (800) 542-7464. All net proceeds will benefit children's and AIDS-related charities.

Haring began his art career as a graffiti artist on the streets of New York City in the 1980s and became one of the most renowned artists of his generation. He died of AIDS in 1990 at age 31.

New book offers chance to laugh at big hair

London -- Love it or loathe it, if you're over 25, big hair is likely a part of your past.

A new book offers the chance to laugh along with your fellow mane-lovers, suspended in time. If you can remember a time when bigger was always better and Stiff Stuff was a necessary beauty tool, reading "Big Hair" (Bloomsbury) by James Innes Smith might be a cringe-inducing experience as well.

Besides a short description on the book jacket, "Big Hair" has no text and lets the photos speak for themselves, documenting cutesy models in Dolly Parton-style curls, scowling faces peeking out from behind geometric new wave haircuts and aspiring Don Juans with thick feathered hair and mustaches.

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