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    Klaus Littmann pp. 98-115

  • 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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Apocalypse

1988
The complete set of 10 screenprints in colors, on Museum Board, the full sheets, with title sheet, colophon and text pages on PVC Folie by William Burroughs,
all S. 38 x 38 in. (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
all signed, dated `88' and numbered 61/90 in pencil, also signed by the author in black ink on the introduction page (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by George Mulder Fine Arts, New York (with the publisher's and artist's copyright inkstamp on the reverse), six contained in white and beige fabric-covered portfolio box, four framed.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $62,500

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015