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

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  • 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

    Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Keith Haring moved to New York City in 1978 at the age of 20 to study at the School of Visual Arts. By the early 1980s, Haring rose to prominence for his graffiti drawings made in the New York subways and streets. Alongside his friends Jean-Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf, who he met at the SVA, Haring became a leading figure of the East Village art scene through the 1970s and 1980s.

    Best known for his cartoon-like imagery developed through bold lines and vibrant colors, Haring refined a visual language of symbols that simplified forms to their most essential elements. Exploring the themes of birth and death, sex and war, social inequality, and love, his art bridged the high and low, erasing the distinctions between rarefied art, political activism, and popular culture. Despite his tragically brief career, Haring created a universal visual language embraced throughout the world, and his works are housed in many major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, and Nakamura Keith Haring Collection in Hokuto, Japan.

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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