Keith Haring, ‘"Keith Haring", Signed/Dated with Doodle (self portrait), First Edition, Shafrazi Exhibition Catalogue, UNIQUE ’, 1982/1987, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Keith Haring, ‘"Keith Haring", Signed/Dated with Doodle (self portrait), First Edition, Shafrazi Exhibition Catalogue, UNIQUE ’, 1982/1987, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Keith Haring, ‘"Keith Haring", Signed/Dated with Doodle (self portrait), First Edition, Shafrazi Exhibition Catalogue, UNIQUE ’, 1982/1987, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

"Keith Haring", 1982/1987, Exhibition Catalogue, First Edition, Tony Shafrazi Gallery,
Signed/Dated with Doodle (self-portrait) on front cover, original spiral-bound neon pink pictorial wrappers, catalogue designed by Dan Friedman, printed at the Fleetwood Press New York.
NOTE:
These pieces are from the same owner who attended the Haring Exhibition at Tony Shafrazi Gallery NYC in 1987. The Catalogue signed (1987) by Keith Haring, and the Invitation (1987) signed by both Keith Haring & Andy Warhol (verso) who attended the show.

Condition:
Near MINT- few minor surface imperfections. (see pics)
Provenance:
Swann Auction Galleries, NY
Private Collection, Japan

Notes:
Exhibition Catalogue for Haring''s landmark show. The exhibition launched Haring''s career and he was soon traveling worldwide and participating in international shows. Shafrazi said of Haring: "The originality was obvious and the vocabulary was almost like a dictionary of images . . . it wasn''t art that was going to sit on the wall, it was art in movement"--John Gruen, Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography, New York, 1991.

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Signature: Signed, dated with Doodle (self-portrait)

Swann Auction Galleries, NY
Private Collection, Japan

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