Keith Haring - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 19, 2013 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired from Bobby Breslau Estate in 1987

  • 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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plaster phallus sculpture with paint and ink
15 1/2 x 6 x 5 1/2 in. (39.4 x 15.2 x 14 cm.)
Signed, inscribed and dated "APRIL 10 - 85 FOR BOBBY W/ LOVE Keith" on the underside.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $112,500

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Under the Influence

New York 19 September 2013 2pm