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Keith Haring

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

Join us for the first, major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring

A part of the legendary New York art scene of the 1980s, Keith Haring (1958–1990) was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture.

Haring was a great collaborator and worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. Haring designed record covers for RUN DMC and David Bowie, directed a music video for Grace Jones and developed a fashion line with Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood. In doing so, he introduced his art and ideas to as many people as possible.

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.

Visitors to the exhibition will see more than 85 artworks including large, vibrant paintings and drawings. Also on display are posters, photographs, and videos that capture the vibrancy of 1980s New York street culture.

Keith Haring Ignorance = Fear 1989

Keith Haring Ignorance = Fear 1989 © Keith Haring Foundation/ Collection Noirmontartproduction, Paris

Keith Haring, Untitled 1983

Keith Haring Untitled 1983 © Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring, Untitled 1986

Keith Haring, Untitled 1980 © Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring, Silence = Death 1989

Keith Haring, Silence = Death 1989 © Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring, The Matrix 1983

Keith Haring, The Matrix 1983 (detail) © The Keith Haring Foundation

Tseng Kwong Chi Keith Haring in subway car, (New York), circa 1983

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

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Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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14 June – 10 November 2019


£12.50 / FREE for Members

Admission £12.50 

Concession £10.50

Under 16s FREE (up to four per family adult)

16-25? Join Tate Collective for £5 tickets (online booking only)

Free for staff and students at Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, Edge Hill University, City of Liverpool College and Birmingham City University. Just bring a valid staff/student I.D

School groups must be booked in advance

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Please note that Keith Haring contains some mild sexual content.

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