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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Berlin

  • Literature

    K. Littman, Keith Haring: Editions on Paper 1982–1990, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1993, p. 116–17 (illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    Keith Haring

    American • 1958 - 1990

    Haring's art and life typified youthful exuberance and fearlessness. While seemingly playful and transparent, Haring dealt with weighty subjects such as death, sex and war, enabling subtle and multiple interpretations. 

    Throughout his tragically brief career, Haring refined a visual language of symbols, which he called icons, the origins of which began with his trademark linear style scrawled in white chalk on the black unused advertising spaces in subway stations. Haring developed and disseminated these icons far and wide, in his vibrant and dynamic style, from public murals and paintings to t-shirts and Swatch watches. His art bridged high and low, erasing the distinctions between rarefied art, political activism and popular culture. 

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Screenprint in colours on paper.
74.9 x 57.2 cm.(29 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.)
Signed and dated in pencil 'K. Haring 89' in the lower right margin, inscribed 'A.P' lower left margin. This work is an artist's proof aside from an edition of 100.

£7,000 - 9,000 

sold for £7,500

Contemporary Art Day

30 June 2010