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The Universe of Keith Haring, documentary Directed by CLAUSEN Christina

The Universe of Keith Haring

Directed by CLAUSEN Christina


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 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. The film 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.


Director : CLAUSEN Christina
Production : French Connection Films
Duration : 52
Year : 2008
Original version: English
Rights : Worldwide except USA and Brazil
Festivals : Grand Jury Prize: Brasilia Film Festival 2007 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

2008 - France - 52 min

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