Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gallery Seomi, Seoul
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

  • Exhibited

    Seoul, Arario Gallery, Keith Haring: The Public Artist, December 11, 2002 - February 16, 2003, p. 51 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    London, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Keith Haring: Sculptures, Paintings and Works on Paper, June 6 - August 5, 2005, p. 48 (another example exhibited and illustrated, cover)

  • Literature

    Gianni Mercurio, ed., The Keith Haring Show, Milan, 2005, no. 221, p. 367 (another example illustrated)
    Gianni Mercurio, ed., Keith Haring, Milan, 2008, no. 202, p. 325 (another example 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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Self Portrait

incised with the artist's signature, number and date "K. Haring 89 ⊕ 2/10" on the base
polyurethane enamel on aluminum
24 x 14 x 13 in. (61 x 35.6 x 33 cm.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 2 from an edition of 10.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $162,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 May 2017