Keith Haring - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Herb Ritts, Los Angeles (gifted by the artist)
    Herb Ritts Foundation, Los Angeles
    The Foundation for AIDS Research, Mougins, 13th Cinema against Aids Auction, May 25, 2006
    Private Collection (acquired at the above sale)
    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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For Herb

signed, titled and dated "© K. Haring NOV. 5 - 1989 FOR HERB_" on the reverse
acrylic and photo collage on handmade paper
24 1/2 x 29 5/8 in. (62.2 x 75.2 cm)
Executed on November 5, 1989.

$50,000 - 70,000 

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New York
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020