Keith Haring - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Klauss Littman pp.19-21

  • 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: four plates

Four lithographs, on Rives BFK paper, all with full margins.
all I. approximately 22 3/4 x 33 1/2 in. (57.8 x 85.1 cm)
all S. 25 1/4 x 36 in. (64.1 x 91.4 cm)

All signed, dated and numbered '18-40' in red crayon (there was also 8 artist's proofs), published by Barbara Gladstone Editions, New York, all framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $50,000

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 April 2018