Keith Haring

Tate Liverpool presents the first institutional, solo exhibition in the UK of American artist Keith Haring (1958–1990).

Location:Tate Liverpool

Date:14 June - 10 November 2019

Time:10.00 - 18.00

An unmistakable style that has come to define an era

Join us for the first, major UK exhibition of artist and activist Keith Haring (1958–1990). Visitors can enjoy more than 85 artworks including large, vibrant paintings, drawings and sculptures.

A part of the legendary New York art scene of 1980s, Haring was a champion of his generation’s counterculture. He was inspired by graffiti, pop art and underground club culture. Haring worked with like-minded artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. All were interested in creating art for the many. They used new media and public spaces, not galleries to do so.

Discover how activism played a key role in Haring’s art. Compelled to speak for his generation, his art responds to urgent issues including political dictatorship, racism, homophobia, drug addiction, AIDS awareness, capitalism and the environment.

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Header image: Keith Haring, Untitled 1983 © Keith Haring Foundation

Keith Haring at the Tate Liverpool © Keith Haring Foundation
Keith Haring Untitled 1984 © Keith Haring Foundation
Keith Haring Untitled 1986 © Keith Haring Foundation