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

    Klaus Littmann, pp. 158-159
    Jörg Schellmann, ed., Forty Are Better Than One, Munich/New York, 2009, p. 144

  • 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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Woodcut in black and red, on three sheets of Inshu-Kozu Japanese paper, with full margins.
overall I. 183 x 55.5 cm (72 x 21 7/8 in.)
each S. 65.5 x 88.5 cm (25 3/4 x 34 7/8 in.)
overall S. 193.5 x 88.5 cm (76 1/8 x 34 7/8 in.)

One sheet signed in pencil (an unnumbered archive proof aside from the edition of 60 and 12 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York, framed.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £43,750

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Edition Schellmann: Fifty Are Better Than One

London Auction 6 June 2019