Famous Keith Haring painting ‘completed’ with AI

Keith Haring 'Unfinished Painting'
(Image credit: Keith Haring Foundation)

Legendary American artist Keith Haring is known for his colourful and often political artwork, but arguably his most touching piece is his final creation 'Unfinished Painting'. Reflecting the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis, its incompletion makes a haunting statement about the lives cut short by the virus. Now, with AI technology, one X user has 'completed' the artwork, inadvertently stripping it of its powerful meaning. 

The 'finished' artwork has caused controversy online, with many users stating that the piece is inconsiderate and disrespectful to Haring's artistic legacy. With Midjourney's recent artist database leak, it seems that the worlds of AI and art are in a tumultuous phase with moral concerns around copyright and original artistry under threat. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.