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Keith Haring’s first major UK exhibition will open next year

An icon of the pop art movement who collaborated with Andy Warhol and Grace Jones... 

Keith Haring’s first major UK exhibition will open next year
Keith Haring’s first major UK exhibition will open next year

The first major UK exhibition of coveted pop and graffiti artist Keith Haring will open at Tate Liverpool in June 2019. 

Renowned for working with the likes of Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a regular at Paradise Garage, and robot DJ cartoonist, his extensive oeuvre has long been considered a visual extension of US and European music culture. 

Tragically succumbing to AIDS in 1990, aged 31, much of the icon's later output— after the opening of Pop Shop in Soho, London— dealt with social and political themes such as apartheid, drugs and sexual health.

No stranger to music-related programming, with the Tate Modern in London hosting Kode 9's recent installation, the institution's Liverpool site will host 85 pieces when the exhibition begins, including large paintings, drawings and sculptures. Check out the 1982 CBS news story below for more on the man in question. 

 

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