Pop Shop V

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  • Condition Report

  • Literature

    Klaus Littmann pp. 148-149

  • 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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Pop Shop V

1989
The complete set of four screenprints in colours, on wove paper, with full margins.
all I. 29 x 37 cm (11 3/8 x 14 5/8 in.)
all S. 34.4 x 42 cm (13 1/2 x 16 1/2 in.)

All signed, dated '3/25/94' and numbered 177/200 in pencil by Julia Gruen (Executor for the Keith Haring Estate) on a stamped Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by the artist (with an iguana blindstamp), all framed.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 23 January 2020