Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York; Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne; Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Sumi-ink on paper.
50 x 38 1/4 in. (127 x 97.2 cm.)
Signed, inscribed and dated "June 14, 1981 K. Haring, NYC" on the reverse. The Keith Haring Studio, LLC will provide the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $37,500

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York