Keith Haring - Contemporary Day Sale London Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Charles Lucien Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, Keith Haring: Future Primeval, 15 September - 25 November, 1990, travelled to Illinois, Normal, University Galleries, Illinois State University, 15 January - 24 February 1991; Tampa, Florida, Tampa Museum of Art, 16 June - 25 August 1991

  • Literature

    Barry Blinderman, Keith Haring: Future Primeval , Abbeville Press, New York, 1992, p. 39 (illustrated)

  • 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 (Dog-man, flying T.V)

chalk on paper
196.9 x 105.4 cm (77 1/2 x 41 1/2 in.)

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £74,500

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Henry Highley
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Contemporary Day Sale

London Auction 3 July 2014 2PM