Keith Haring - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Klaus Littmann pp. 36-37

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

International Youth Year (L. pp. 36-37)

Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 28 x 21.6 cm (11 x 8 1/2 in.)
Signed and numbered 586/1000 in pencil, published by The World Federation of United Nations Associations, New York (with their blindstamp), framed.

£3,000 - 5,000 •‡

Sold for £6,096

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024