The Valley: four plates

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    Klaus Littmann p. 137, 139, 140 and 141

  • Artist Bio

    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 Valley: four plates

1989
Four etchings, on Twinrocker handmade paper, with full margins, with accompanying texts by William S. Burroughs.
all I. 25.3 x 22.8 cm (9 7/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
all S. 36.2 x 32 cm (14 1/4 x 12 5/8 in.)

All signed, dated and numbered 73/80 in pencil (there were also 13 artist's proofs), published by George Mulder Fine Arts, New York, 1990, the eight prints in four frames.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

sold for £9,375

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London Auction 23 January 2020