Below: a brief letter of advice he wrote to an aspiring artist and fan of Haring's work, circa-1987.
Transcript follows. Image courtesy of Gotta Have It.
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Thanks for your letter. I draw everyday. When I was 15, I wanted to be an artist so I drew all the time. It was my only visible talent.
Whatever you do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else.