THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING
THE UNIVERSE OF KEITH HARING
Publication:
New York Daily News

Press Excerpt:
By Joe Neumaier

Starting with evocative images from Keith Haring's boyhood in small-town Pennsylvania, this bouncy doc follows the young artist's arrival in New York in 1978, where the hip-hop, club and graffiti cultures helped him refine and popularize his dancing stick figures and innocently subversive images. As his subway art led to international acclaim, Haring became a familiar face in the downtown scene until he died of AIDS in 1990.

Utilizing copious film footage of her puckish subject and new interviews with Haring's contemporaries, gallerists and mentors, director Christina Clausen makes her fascinating movie as big-hearted, city-centric and energetic as its subject.

3 out of 4 stars