Keith Haring - Under the Influence New York Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Keith Haring Foundation, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Two works: (i) Untitled (Zena at 17 Years), 1985; (ii) Untitled

ink on paper
(i) 11 x 15 in. (27.9 x 38.1 cm.);
(ii) 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm.)

(i) Signed, titled, numbered and dated "KHD261 Zena at 17 Years K. Haring Feb. 21 85" on the reverse;
(ii) Signed, numbered and dated "KHD145 © K. Haring June 18-86" on the reverse.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $37,500

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Under the Influence

New York 16 September 2014 11am