Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 16, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's New York, Contemporary Art, March 10, 2009, lot 197
    Private collection

  • Exhibited

    Bregenz, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Love is Colder than Capital, February 2 - April 14, 2013

  • Literature

    Love is Colder than Capital, exh. cat., Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, 2014, pp. 8-9 (illustrated) and pp. 144-145 (illustrated)

  • 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 terracotta
16 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (41 x 29.5 cm.)
Signed, dedicated and dated "K. Haring 9.27.88 For Gil 9.27.88" on the interior. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by The Estate of Keith Haring.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $75,000

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Amanda Stoffel
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 16 May 2014 11am