Keith Haring - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Klauss Littmann pp. 170-171

  • 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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The complete set of five screenprints in colours with embossing, on Arches Cover paper, the full sheets, all contained in the original red linen-covered portfolio.
57 x 67 cm (22 1/2 x 26 3/8 in.)
All numbered 47/250 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), signed and dated '6/28/90' by Julia Gruen (Executor for the Keith Haring Estate) in pencil with the estate stamp on the reverse, published by Tony Shafrazi Editions Inc., New York.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £43,750

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 19 January 2017