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Bonlow Gallery, New York
Tony Shafrazi, New York (acquired from the above in 1982)
Sotheby’s, New York, November 17, 2022, lot 839
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
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.
marker on paper
38 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (97.8 x 67.9 cm)
Executed in 1981.
Price On Request