Keith Haring - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Art Issue Editions, Inc., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

  • Exhibited

    New York, Malca Fine Art, In Your Face, June 17 - August 30, 1997, p. 33 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • 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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signed, numbered and dated "5/25 ⊕ K. Haring 1989" on the underside
ink on terracotta vessel
9 x 28 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (22.9 x 73 x 73 cm.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 5 from an edition of 25 published by Monique Nellens and Gallery 121, Belgium.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016