Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Soho Art Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Klaus Littman ed., Keith Haring: Editions on Paper 1982-1990, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1993, pp. 148-149 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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complete set of four screenprints in colours, on wove paper, with full margins
all image: 62.5 x 77.5 cm. (24 5/8 x 30 1/2 in.)
all sheet: 65.7 x 80.5 cm. (25 7/8 x 31 3/4 in.)

Executed in 1989, this work is number 3 from an edition of 75 plus 25 artist's proofs. It is signed, dated '10/3/97' and numbered '3/75' in pencil by Julia Gruen (Executor for the Keith Haring Estate) on a stamped Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by the artist (with an iguana blindstamp), all framed.

HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020