Keith Haring’s life explored in new film, Keith Haring: Street Art Boy



“The story of an artist who lived and created with a boundless energy, throughout the social, cultural and political counter-revolution of the 1980s.”

Keith Haring’s life and work is being explored in a new film , called Keith Haring: Street Art Boy, debuting on BBC Two on Saturday 4th July.

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Directed by Ben Anthony, Keith Haring: Street Art Boy is built around a series of interviews between Haring and art critic John Gruen during 1989, following his diagnosis with AIDS.

Alongside these extract, the film also draws on Haring’s extensive collection of polaroids, as well as appearances from friends and collaborators including Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy marks 30 years since Haring’s death due to AIDS, aged 31.

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy will air on BBC Two at 9:15pm on Saturday 4th July, followed by availability on BBC iPlayer.

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