Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • 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

    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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KNOKKE Casino Poster

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.

HK$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for HK$275,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019