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  • Literature

    Klaus Littman pp. 56-59

  • 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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Bad Boys

1986
The complete set of six screenprints (including title page in colors), on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
all I. various sizes;
all S. 20 x 26 in (50.8 x 66 cm)

all signed, dated `86' and numbered `AP 3/7' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 30), also signed and numbered on the colophon in blue ink, inscribed 'for Hector (Bad Boy!!) Love, Keith 86' in pencil on a title page, published by Bébert, Rotterdam, all in very good condition, all framed, with accompanying original blue linen covered portfolio case with flocked title containing two title pages, colophon and original interleaving.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $18,750

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