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  • Provenance

    Schellmann Art at Lara Cocken, New York
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Walt Disney, March 23 - May 12, 1991, then traveled to Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum (February 14 - March 29, 1992), Washington D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art (June 3 - August 15, 1992), Worchester, Massachusetts, Worcester Art Museum (September 19 - December 6, 1992) (another example exhibited)
    New York, Pace Prints, Keith Haring, October 14, 2011 - January 7, 2012 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and Walt Disney, exh. cat., Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, 1992, pp. 188 - 189 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Art is nothing if you don't reach every segment of the people."
    Keith Haring

  • Artist Biography

    Keith Haring

    American • 1958 - 1990

    Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Keith Haring moved to New York City in 1978 at the age of 20 to study at the School of Visual Arts. By the early 1980s, Haring rose to prominence for his graffiti drawings made in the New York subways and streets. Alongside his friends Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, who he met at the SVA, Haring became a leading figure of the East Village art scene through the 1970s and 1980s.

    Best known for his cartoon-like imagery developed through bold lines and vibrant colors, Haring refined a visual language of symbols that simplified forms to their most essential elements. Exploring the themes of birth and death, sex and war, social inequality, and love, his art bridged the high and low, erasing the distinctions between rarefied art, political activism, and popular culture. Despite his tragically brief career, Haring created a universal visual language embraced throughout the world, and his works are housed in many major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, and Nakamura Keith Haring Collection in Hokuto, Japan.

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Pyramid

1989
anodized aluminum
30 1/2 x 57 x 57 in. (77.5 x 144.8 x 144.8 cm)
Incised with the artist's signature, dated and number "Keith Haring 89 11/15" on the underside. This work is number 11 from an edition of 15. This work is accompanied by a letter from Schellmann Art at Lara Cocken indicating the edition number.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $245,000

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