Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, November 17, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Estate of Keith Haring, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, Ben Brown Fine Arts, "Keith Haring: Sculptures, Paintings, and Works on Paper," June 6-August 5, 2005 (another example exhibited; illustrated p. 48)

  • 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

Painted aluminum.
49 x 30 x 42 in. (124.5 x 76.2 x 106.7 cm).
Signed, dated and numbered of seven. This work is from an edition of seven and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Estate of Keith Haring.

$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $204,000

Contemporary Art Part II

17 Nov 2006, 10am & 2pm
New York