Keith Haring - Contemporary Art and Design Evening Sale New York Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Phillips
  • 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

    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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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.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $245,000

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Contemporary Art and Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 3 March 2015 6pm