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Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Until 10 November 2019
In Keith Haring’s own words, “Art should be something that liberates your soul”. A key figure in the legendary 1980s New York art scene, having worked with artists such as Warhol and Basquiat, Haring’s iconic vocabulary of cartoonish motifs – barking dogs, crawling babies and flying saucers – was inspired by pop art, graffiti and club culture. Haring’s primary motive, however, was political – to fight homophobia, campaign for nuclear disarmament and support the anti-apartheid movement, liberating people’s minds and souls from fear and ignorance. This is the first exhibition of his work in the UK since his early death, at 31, in 1990.
Keith Haring – Crack Down!, 1986 © Collection Noirmontartproduction, Paris
Keith Haring – Untitled, 1985 © BvB Collection, Geneva
Keith Haring – Ignorance = Fear, 1989 © Collection Noirmontartproduction, Paris
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