Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Editions Schellmann, Munich/New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 'Contemporary Art Part II', 14 May 2010, lot 434
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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silkscreen on anodized aluminium
sheet 103.3 x 144.8 cm. (40 5/8 x 57 in.); frame 111 x 153 x 5.3 cm. (43 3/4 x 60 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)
Signed and dated 'K. Haring 89' on the reverse. This work is number 6 from an edition of 30 and published by Editions Schellmann.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

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George O’Dell
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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 28 June 2013 2pm