Best Buddies

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  • Condition Report

  • Literature

    Klaus Littmann pp. 184-85

  • Catalogue Essay

    Best Buddies was Keith Haring's last print.

  • Artist Bio

    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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Best Buddies

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 22 x 27 5/8 in. (55.9 x 70.2 cm)
S. 26 x 32 in. (66 x 81.3 cm)

Titled and numbered 'AP 16/30' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 200), signed and dated '4/25/90' by Julia Gruen (executor of the Keith Haring Foundation) in pencil with the Estate stamp on the reverse, also signed by Anthony Shriver, founder of the Best Buddies organization, framed.

$15,000 - 25,000 

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New York Auction 25 October 2019