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  • Literature

    Klaus Littmann pp.126-127

  • 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 portfolio of five lithographs, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins (deckle on two sides), with title page,
80 x 59 cm (31 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.)
all sheets signed, dated '89' and numbered 29/60 in red crayon (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Nicole Fauché, Paris, in very good condition, contained in original grey portfolio, with title, signature and date.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £30,000

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