Keith Haring

14 June  – 10 November 2019

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

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.

Also on display are posters, photographs, and videos that capture the vibrancy of 1980s New York street culture that Haring embraced and reflected.

Further information on events related to this exhibition can be found here.

 

Caption: Keith Haring, 1958–1990; Untitled 1983; Woodcut 610 x 762 mm; © Keith Haring Foundation

 

Further information:
  • Opening times Monday to Sunday 10 am to 5.30 pm
  • Location Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
  • Getting there: By train  – The nearest station  is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.) – mainline rail tickets to Liverpool Lime Street station are valid for travel to James Street Station; By bus – Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock; By car  –  follow the brown signs to the Waterfront – the Q-Park Liverpool ONE in Strand Street is close by; By ferry – Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.)
  • Cost  Admission £12.50 (free for members); Concession £10.50
  • For more information  please call 0151 702 7400

http://www.tate.org.uk/liverpool/