Keith Haring, ‘Homo Decorans, exhibition poster’, 1985, Heritage Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Homo Decorans, exhibition poster’, 1985, Heritage Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Homo Decorans, exhibition poster’, 1985, Heritage Auctions

Published by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark Printed by Grafodan Offset, Denmark

Condition Report: Creasing lower left and lower right corner; hard crease along lower left edge; brown stains in lower center and along upper edge; handling creases upper edge. Sheet is loose. Unframed

Signature: Signed and numbered in ink lower center

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

About Keith Haring

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York