Keith Haring - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 18, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Klaus Littmann, p. 133

  • 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 Story of Red and Blue: number 17 (L. p. 133)

Lithograph in colours, on light wove paper, with margins.
I. 53.3 x 35.6 cm (21 x 14 in.)
approx. S. 54.6 x 40.6 cm (21 1/2 x 16 in.)

With printed signature and date in silver on the front, signed and dated '6/14/90' in pencil by Julia Gruen (Executor for the Keith Haring Estate) and numbered '54/90 - XVII' in pencil on a printed Certificate of Authenticity on the reverse (there were also 10 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by the Keith Haring Estate, New York, framed.

£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £9,450

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 18 - 19 January 2023