Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Sunday, November 24, 2019 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Martin Lawrence Galleries, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Klaus Littman ed., Keith Haring: Editions on Paper 1982-1990, Ostfildern-Ruit, 1993, p. 144 (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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Pop Shop III: D (Scissors)

signed, numbered and dated '184/200 K. Haring 89' lower right
silkscreen prints
33 x 40.6 cm. (12 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 184 from an edition of 200 plus 20 artist's proofs, published by Martin Lawrence Editions, Los Angeles.

HK$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019