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The Universe of Keith Haring

Year: 2008, 90 mins - NTSC
Code: FC-Universe
ISBN: 9781422971154

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Everybody knows his drawings and his stylized silhouettes, yet few people know his name. The most successful pop/graffiti artist of the 80s is still all around us – in hospitals, churches, casinos, gardens, walls, galleries, posters, tee-shirts – and in our memories.

As a social phenomenon who revolutionized contemporary art over a single decade, Haring was a generous artist who brought art to the people on the street and also a friend of such celebrities as Madonna, Yoko Ono, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and David LaChapelle.

A casualty of the AIDS epidemic at only 31, Haring had already blazed a trail far beyond his American birthplace, from Paris to Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Haring’s birth, Christina Clausen delivers an incredibly touching portrait of the “Little Prince of New York City.” Thanks to amazing archival footage, vivid interviews and music hits of the 80s, we relive an era of intellectual and sexual freedom, eccentricities and insane creativity.

Languages: English, French

 

Director: Christina Clausen,

Featuring Keith Haring, Fred Brathwaite (a.k.a. Fab 5 Freddy), Jeffrey Deitch, Julia Gruen, Kim Hastreiter, Bill T. Jones, David LaChapelle, Hans Mayer, Samantha McEwen, Carlo McCormick, Roger Nellens, Yoko Ono, Kermit Oswald, Kenny Scharf, Bruno Schmidt, Tony Shafrazi, Drew Straub, Junior Vasquez, Gil Vazquez, Joan Harin, Allen Haring, Kay Haring, Karen Delong, Kristen Haring.

Official Selection FIFA Montreal
 2008
Tribeca Film Festival (NYC) 2008 

Outfest Film Festival (Los Angeles)
 2008
Paris Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
 2008
Brisbane Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2008
Newport Beach Film Festival 2008
Rome Film Festival 2007

 

 

 

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