Liverpool’s Tate Museum is organizing a major retrospective of the work of American artist Keith Haring. From June 14 to November 10, the exhibition will present more than 85 artworks of the artist (paintings and drawings). Visitors will be able to rediscover the artist’s work, from his chalk drawings in the New York subway to his more traditional emblematic works.
Keith Haring is an iconic 1980s art figure. Between art and activism, his style is easily recognizable through the use of bright colors, faceless characters, and thick black text. Like his friends Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, he was driven by a desire to bring together art and popular culture. Haring always tried to communicate with as wide a public as possible. For this, he tackled various themes such as racism, the environment or awareness of AIDS through committed works. According to him « Art is nothing if you don’t reach every segment of the people. »