Keith Haring and LA II (Angel Ortiz) - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale New York Thursday, May 16, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Keith Haring (with LA II), October 9 – November 13, 1982 (illustrated with Keith Haring & LA II on exhibition announcement card)
    Reading Public Museum, Keith Haring: Journey of the Radiant Baby, February 18 - August 6, 2006, pl. 4, p. 86 (illustrated, p. 63)
    New York, Venus Over Manhattan, The Art of Collaboration, September 17 - October 27, 2018
    This work has been requested for inclusion in Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Basquiat and Rammellzee, April 5 - August 2, 2020

  • Literature

    Tony Shafrazi et. al., Keith Haring, New York, 1982, n.p. (illustrated with Keith Haring & LA II)
    Jeffrey Deitch, Suzanne Geiss and Julia Gruen, Keith Haring, New York, 2008, p. 191 (illustrated in progress)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Meshing Madison Avenue and Walt Disney with systemic and contextual art, and laying it all onto a graffiti beat, Haring is creating more than good paintings and drawings. He’s not just making art; he’s communicating in a totally contemporary way.” –Jeffrey Deitch, “Why the Dogs are Barking” in Tony Shafrazi et. al., Keith Haring, New York, 1982, p. 20

    “The Flying Saucer appeared, zapping animals in a field, transferring some extraterrestrial force to the animal world. From the animal, the Flying Saucer zapped faceless humans...They became energy sources. Then the kid happened. Maybe the kid is radiating energy that had been zapped down to earth by the Flying Saucer.” –Keith Haring


Untitled (Two-Panel Mural)

signed and dated "AUG. 1 - 1982 ⊕ K. Haring Angel Ortiz" on the reverse
marker and Sumi ink on foamcore
96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 cm.)
Executed on August 1, 1982.

$700,000 - 900,000 

Sold for $1,040,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Evening Sale

New York Auction 16 May | On View at 432 and 450 Park Avenue