Keith Haring - Under the Influence New York Friday, September 23, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist
    Acquired from the above, 1997

  • 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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Acrylic and marking pen on terracotta.
16 1/2 x 18 x 18 in. (41.9 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, dedicated and dated "For Sam '88, K. Haring" on the underside.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $15,000

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York