Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, November 14, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Published by Monique Nellens and Gallery 121
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Prints, November 9, 1997, lot 1074
    Acquired at the above sale 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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ink on terracotta vessel
11 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (29.2 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm)
Signed, numbered and dated "K. Haring AP 3/5 1989" on the underside.
This work is artist's proof 3 from an edition of 20 plus 5 artist's proofs.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $21,250

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 14 November 2014 11am