Keith Haring - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Phillips
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    Klaus Littmann p. 39

  • 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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Three Lithographs: one plate

Lithograph in red and black, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 75.5 x 95 cm (29 3/4 x 37 3/8 in.)
S. 81 x 100.2 cm (31 7/8 x 39 1/2 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 28/80 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), printed by Matthieu Litho, Switzerland (with their blindstamp), framed.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £8,750

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2017