Keith Haring - Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One London Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    see Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, pp. 141-143

  • 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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Unique screenprint in yellow on black enamel painted plywood.
128 x 96 x 4 cm (50 3/8 x 37 3/4 x 1 5/8 in.)
Signed, dated and annotated 'TP' in black felt-tip pen on the accompanying metal plaque (one of 3 unique colour variant trial proofs before the total edition of 35 comprising 15 white on black, 10 red on black, 10 black on yellow, and 7 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York.

£150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for £362,500

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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019