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Keith Haring

Joseph Szkodzinski Keith Haring Drawing Series January 1982 © Joseph Szkodzinski 2018

An unmistakable style that has come to define an era

Join us for the first, major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring (1958–1990). Visitors can enjoy more than 85 art works including large, vibrant paintings, drawings and sculptures.

A part of the legendary New York art scene of 1980s, Haring was a champion of his generation’s counterculture. He was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture. Haring worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. They used new media and public spaces, not galleries to do so.

Discover how activism played a key role in Haring’s art. Compelled to speak for his generation, his art responds to urgent issues including political dictatorship, racism, homophobia, drug addiction, AIDS awareness, capitalism and the environment.

Keith Haring's Ignorance = Fear

Keith Haring Ignorance = Fear 1989 © Keith Haring Foundation

Also on display are posters, photographs, and videos that conjure the vibrancy of late 1980s New York street culture that Haring embraced and reflected.

Keith Haring, Untitled 1983

Keith Haring, Untitled 1983 © Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring, Untitled 1986

Keith Haring, Untitled 1986 © Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring in a subway car

Tseng Kwong Chi Keith Haring in subway car (New York) circa 1983. Photo © Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc. Art © Keith Haring Foundation.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
Plan your visit


14 June – 10 November 2019


£12.50 / FREE for Members

Admission £12.50 (£10 Advance booking)

Concession £10 (£8 Advance booking)

Tate Collective £5 (Online booking only)

Under 16s FREE (Collect your free ticket on the day of your visit)

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