Keith Haring - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Edition Cantz pp. 18-21

  • 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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Untitled I-VI suite

The complete set of six lithographs, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
all I. 33 3/8 x 22 5/8 in. (84.8 x 57.5 cm);
all S. 36 x 25 3/8 in. (91.4 x 64.5 cm)

all signed, dated '3.82' and numbered 20-40 in red crayon (there were also 8 artist's proofs), published by Barbara Gladstone Editions, New York, all with occasional soft handling creases and varying degrees of mat staining in places in the margins and on the reverse, otherwise all in very good condition, all unframed.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $22,500

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York