Keith Haring - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 29, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Belgium

  • 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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ink on terracotta vessel
23.5 x 72.4 x 72.4 cm (9 1/4 x 28 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.)
Signed, numbered and dated '4/5 A.P. K. Haring 1989' on the underside. This work is number 4 from 5 artist's proofs and from an overall edition of 25.

£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £13,750

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2015 2pm