"...The thing I responded to most was Christo's belief that art could reach all kinds of people, as opposed to the traditional view, which has art as this elitist thing..." - Keith Haring
"Keith reveals a lot of knowledge about music - jazz and soul, its rhythm and structure-but he was central to the whole development of garage music and house music. He is one of the primary links between hip hop from the South Bronx, gay dance club culture, the conceptual art culture of the Lower East Side, and street art culture. He put all these things together. In his lifestyle and his circle, and, obviously, in his art. "
-Jeffrey Deitch... read more here.
"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. Audio excerpts from original interviews with Keith Haring, were conducted by Haring's biographer John Gruen (Keith Haring: the Authorized Biography). The film's theme song is by the famed DJ and record producer, Junior Vasquez, with an original soundtrack by Angelo Talocci. "
watch the trailer here..
(spent the afternoon watching this beautiful documentary. watch it!)
Keith Haring, Berlin Wall, 1986.. here
"This mural was executed by Haring in 1986, at the request of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.
The mural was approximately 300 meters in length, depicting linked figures in the colors of the German flag: yellow, red & black, symbolizing the quest for unity between the Federal Republic of Germany East and the German Democratic Republic West.
The mural was covered over, in time, by the work of other artists, prior to the destruction of the Wall in 1991."
This mural was executed in 1987 in the cafeteria of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp Belgium and it still exists
Grace Jones, in collaboration with Keith Haring
Paradise Garage, New York