“We the Youth” was originally created by pop artist Keith Haring in collaboration with children from CityKids Philadelphia and New York, in partnership with the Brandywine Workshop in 1987. 

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In 2013 it was restored thanks to The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Keith Haring Foundation, with a small garden being installed in the area below the mural.

Keith Haring - We the Youth

Brandywine Workshop and Archives. A CityKids Foundation project entitled "We the Youth" in Philadelphia. Keith Haring collaborated with children from the Philadelphia Brandywine Workshop to create the mural in 1987.

"We The Youth" features many of Haring's signature dancing figures in eye-poppingly bright colours, and is the only collaborative public mural by the artist that is still intact and at its original site.

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We the Youth

We the Youth

We the Youth

We the Youth

Detail of Keith Harings We the Youth

Detail of Keith Harings We the Youth

We the Youth Keith Haring
We the Youth Keith Haring
We the youth Keith Haring
Mural by: Keith Haring

Mural by: Keith Haring

  • Mural restored: 2013. Restored by: City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
  • Artists: Kim Alsbrooks, Jennifer Procacci, Charles Newman, Laura Velez, Malachi Floyd.
  • Sponsors: Keith Haring Foundation, City of Philadelphia.
  • Partners: Keith Haring Foundation.
  • Project Manager: Kate Jacobi.

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