Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Keith Haring Foundation, New York
    Acquired from the above by the prent owner via Pace Prints, New York in September 2013

  • Exhibited

    Tacoma Art Museum; Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art; Worcester Art Museum, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, and Walt Disney, February 14–December 6, 1992, no. 188, pp. 225, 151 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 208–209)
    New York, Pace Prints, Keith Haring, October 14, 2011–January 7, 2012 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Jörg Schellmann, Forty are Better than One, Munich, 2009, no. 16, p. 146 (illustrated, p. 147)

  • 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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signed and dated "K. Haring 89 ⨁" on the underside; stamped with the number and foundry mark "14/15 EDITIONS SCHELLMANN MUNICH ∙ NEW YORK" on the underside
anodized aluminum
29 1/2 x 57 x 57 in. (74.9 x 144.8 x 144.8 cm)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 14 from an edition of 15 plus 6 artist’s proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Pace Prints, New York, signed by Julia Gruen, former Executive Director of The Keith Haring Foundation, and dated September 20, 2013.

$175,000 - 225,000 

Sold for $252,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021