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The Universe of Keith Haring

by Christina CLAUSEN


Original title : The Universe of Keith Haring

Director : Christina CLAUSEN

Production : French Connection Films

Duration : 52 Minutes

Year : 2008

Original version : English

Dubbed version : French

Country : France


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 celebrities such 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.


FIFA Montreal
Tribeca Film Festival (NYC) 2008, 
Outfest Film Festival (Los Angeles) 2008, 
Paris Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Brisbane Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2008, 
Newport Beach Film Festival 2008, 
Rome Film Festival 2007
First Award at International Movie Festival, Marseille
Jean Vigo Award - Punta des Vista
Best Medium Length Documentary at Doclisboa
Jury's First Award at Human Rights Film Festival of Buenos Aires
First Doc Award at Ecrans du Réel
Short Length Award à Songes d'une Nuit
Documentary Award at Regards sur le monde – Rouen
Mention at Milan Filmmaker Film Festival

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