NYC POP ICONSKeith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf pioneered the pop culture of New York City in the 1980s. The artists helped establish New York as the center of pop culture in the 80s and made the city more vibrant.Keith HaringA key figure in New Yorks East Village scene in the late 1970s and 80s, American artist Keith Harings artwork populated not only art galleries, but also the citys subways, streets, and sidewalks. His work often combined an iconographic vocabulary, including hearts, flying saucers, winged figures, and a crawling radiant baby,with abstract marks and patterning. Keith Haring Foundation. Licensed by Artestar, New York.