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  • Provenance

    Collection of the family of Casino Knokke owner, Knokke
    Dreweatts & Bloomsbury, London, 3 July 2014, Lot 197
    Galleria Grafica Tokio, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Li Jiaqi, New Pop Artist: Keith Haring, Taipei, 2008, p. 86 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot features an additional hand drawing by the artist in his one-man exhibition poster at Knokke Casino, Belgium in 1987.

  • Artist Biography

    Keith Haring

    American • 1958 - 1990

    Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Keith Haring moved to New York City in 1978 at the age of 20 to study at the School of Visual Arts. By the early 1980s, Haring rose to prominence for his graffiti drawings made in the New York subways and streets. Alongside his friends Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, who he met at the SVA, Haring became a leading figure of the East Village art scene through the 1970s and 1980s.

    Best known for his cartoon-like imagery developed through bold lines and vibrant colors, Haring refined a visual language of symbols that simplified forms to their most essential elements. Exploring the themes of birth and death, sex and war, social inequality, and love, his art bridged the high and low, erasing the distinctions between rarefied art, political activism, and popular culture. Despite his tragically brief career, Haring created a universal visual language embraced throughout the world, and his works are housed in many major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, and Nakamura Keith Haring Collection in Hokuto, Japan.

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KNOKKE Casino Poster

1987
signed 'K. Haring' vertical right
felt pen on offset lithograph poster
72 x 53 cm. (28 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1987, this work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by the Galleria Grafica Tokio.

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 70,000 
€5,700-8,000
$6,400-9,000

Sold for HK$275,000

Contact Specialist
Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Charlotte Raybaud
Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019