Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Keith Haring Foundation, New York
    Private Collection, New York
    Phillips, New York, September 16, 2014, lot 62
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Two works: (i) Untitled (Zena at 17 Years), 1985; (ii) Untitled, 1986

ink on paper
(i) 11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
(ii) 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm)

(i) Signed, titled, inscribed and dated "KHD261 Zena at 17 Years K. Haring Feb. 21 85" on the reverse.
(ii) Signed, dated and inscribed "KHD145 © K. Haring June 18-86" on the reverse.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 May 2016