The Universe of Keith Haring

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Released 2008

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The Universe of Keith Haring

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2008
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The Universe of Keith Haring is a documentary by Christina Clause about the life of artist and legend Keith Haring. The film begins in his early years and goes through his life all the way up until he reaches his legacy in the 1980's as a well-known face in downtown New York. Some famous names that he associated with at that time were Madonna and Andy Warhol. Other friends and co-workers of Keith Haring are interviewed who admire his legacy. Many of these friends talk about how amazed they are with his passion and commitment to art. The interviewees include famous artists such as Yoko Ono and Kenny Scharf. A famous choreographer and friend of Keith Haring, Bill T. Jones, is also interviewed and talks about Haring's impulsive nature and love of life. This 2008 film was produced by Paolo Bruno, Eric Ellena and Ian Ayers. Some famous festivals where it was shown include the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Brisbane Queer Film Festival.moreless

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The bane of documentaries on creative people is that they're often little more than a fan's note, of interest only to those who already know and love the work in question. The Univ...

  • 60

    The New York Times Nathan Lee

    A loving if routine primer on this bright young man.

  • 50

    Variety

    Warmly affectionate yet curiously hollow, The Universe of Keith Haring is a straightforward biodoc about the Gotham-based artist and style-setter.

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    Arts, Documentary

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    Biography, Painting