Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Andre Emmerich, New York; Dorothy Blau Gallery, Inc., Bay Harbor Islands; Private Collection

  • 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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Ink on plastic film.
21 x 21 in. (53.3 x 53.3 cm).
Signed and dated “K. Haring MAY 23-81” on the reverse. This work is accompanied by a photo certificate from The Estate of Keith Haring.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

9 November 2010
New York