EFP Cannes
28 May 2017

The Universe of Keith Haring

original title:

THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING

directed by:

screenplay:

Christina Clausen, Gianni Mercurio

production:

OVERCOM, Absolute Film, French Connection, in collaboration with “The Estate of Keith Haring” (New York)

country:

Italy/France

year:

2007

film run:

82'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (04/08/2007)

festival & awards:

"Art is for everyone!" this is how Keith Haring put it when he summed up the meaning of his stylized silhouettes with which he decorated streets all over the world. A veritable social phenomen who revolutionized contemporary art over the space of a single decade (1980-1990), Haring is brought back to life in this documentary's multifaceted reconstruction of his rise, starting from his childhood. A thoroughly exploration of the background and the career of one of the most popular and significant artists of the contemporary artistic imagination.