The Universe of Keith Haring Directed by Christina Clausen, 2010
“Fascinating … as big-hearted, city-centric and energetic as its subject.” New York Daily News
The creator of some of the most popular and enduring images of late 20th Century art, Keith Haring was also an iconic figure of the downtown New York scene in the ‘80s. Christina Clausen’s documentary offers an affectionate and deeply personal glimpse into Haring’s life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol. THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING includes audio excerpts from original interviews with Keith Haring conducted by his biographer John Gruen (Keith Haring: the Authorized Biography, Simon and Schuster, 1991).
This film features interviews with Fred Brathwaite (A.K.A. Fab 5 Freddy), Jeffrey Deitch, Julia Gruen, Kim Hastreiter, Bill T. Jones, David LaChapelle, Hans Mayer, Samantha McEwen, Carlo McCormick, Roger Nellens, Yoko Ono, Kermit Oswald, Kenny Scharf, Bruno Schmidt, Tony Shafrazi, Drew Staub, Junior Vasquez, Gil Vasquez and Joan, Allen, Kay, Karen and Kristen Haring.
Interview with Director Christina Clausen
Official Selection OUTFEST International Film Festival; Official Selection ROME International Film Festival; Official Selection TRIBECA International Film Festival