KEITH HARING SCREENINGS
In the early '80s, wonderful, squiggly, hieroglyphic-like chalk drawings of faceless hyperkinetic people and barking dogs started appearing in New York's subways. Their creator, a then-unknown artist named Keith Haring, was arrested for his underground activity. But in less than a decade - before he died of AIDS-related complications last February at age 31 - he had become one of the most widely recognized artists of his generation, a worthy pop successor to Lichtenstein and Warhol.
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DRAWING THE LINE chronicles the story of Keith Haring, whose brief but brilliant artistic career was cut short by his death at the age of 31 from AIDS. Haring was an obscure graffiti artist who drew chalk figures on posters at New York subway stops, and then went on to international acclaim as the artistic successor to pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichenstein. Haring's kinetic art entered the mass culture with its appearance on skateboards. A portrait of this controversial artist is drawn in the film, with the help of interviews with gallery owners, international art critics, and friends..
THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING by director Christina Clausen is an intimate portrait of world-renowned artist Keith Haring whose mantra was that "Art is for everyone!" The film is a thorough and intimate exploration of the background and career of one of the most popular and significant artists of the 20th century. The film features interviews and archival footage of Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch, Kim Hastreiter, Grace Jones, Madonna, Yoko Ono, David LaChapelle, Kenny Scharf, Carlo McCormick, Andy Warhol, Ann Magnuson, Tony Shafrazi, and Junior Vasquez, among many others.
Presented by Deeper Into Movies.
This is an 18+ event.