Keith Haring - Saturday@Phillips New York Saturday, April 25, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • 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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Ink on wooden skateboard deck with metal hardware and rubber wheels.
30 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 4 1/4 in. (78.4 x 24.4 x 10.8 cm).
Signed and dated lower edge. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Estate of Keith Haring.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $16,250

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25 April 2009, 12pm
New York