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BOZAR presents a major retrospective of the legendary American artist, Keith Haring. As a friend and artistic companion to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring was a unique figure in 1980s New York. He played a key role in counterculture by creating an instantly recognisable style. Haring is primarily known for his iconic motifs: barking dogs, crawling babies and flying saucers. He strived to make art “public” by displaying it in his Pop Shop, the media or in subway stations and collective urban spaces. He drew inspiration from abstract expressionism, pop art, Japanese calligraphy and the work of New York graffiti artists. His singular, seemingly spontaneous style embodied the energy of his time, from space travel to hip-hop and video games. His powerful work is still relevant today.  

Organised by Tate Liverpool in collaboration with BOZAR /Centre for Fine Arts Brussels and Museum Folkwang, Essen.

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Due to the fragility of the works in the Blacklight Room, fluorescent neon lights are on only at the following times:  

Tuesday to Sunday:
11:00 – 11:30 
13:00 – 14:00
15:00 – 15:30 
17:00 – 17:30
 
Nocturne on Thursday:
19:00 – 19:30 
20:30 – 21:00

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  • GET TO KNOW KEITH HARING IN 5 FACTS

    The visual legacy of American artist Keith Haring mirrors the zeitgeist of a decade and that of a continent. His cartoon-like characters, vivid colours and barking dogs became world famous, but there is more than meets the eye. He satirised national and international politics, he enlivened the eighties party scene and he carried the national – and a personal – fight against AIDS, which he ultimately lost in 1990. BOZAR looks back on the eventful life and work of the American legend in a major retrospective. Here's a sneak peek in five facts.  

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  • Keith Haring The Activist

    Keith Haring was an artist who took to the streets. He handed out pamphlets, put up posters, drew in subways and painted on walls in an optimistic battle against those in power. He invested the same unbridled energy in his political and social activism as he did in his art. Quite the ride from paperboy in conservative Kutztown to celebrated artist-activist in NYC.

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