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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York
    Tajan, Paris, Art Contemporain, November 27, 2002, lot 93
    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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158

Subway Drawing

1982
chalk on paper
120 x 83 cm (47 1/4 x 32 5/8 in.)

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
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Contemporary Day Sale

London Auction 3 July 2014 2PM