Keith Haring - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, July 24, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Klaus Littmann pp. 136-141

  • 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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The Valley, with William S. Burroughs

Fourteen etchings, on Twinrocker HMP paper, with full margins, with text (etchings) by William S. Burroughs and colophon, the sheets contained in a black cloth-covered folio, all contained in the original red cloth-covered portfolio, lacking plate 15.
Portfolio 16 3/8 x 14 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (41.6 x 36.8 x 6.7 cm)
Fourteen signed by the artist, one signed by the author, all dated and numbered 71/80 in pencil (there were also 13 artist's proofs), published by George Mulder Fine Art, London.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $32,500

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 - 24 July 2020