Keith Haring, ‘2-ITEMS, 1988 SIGNED/ DRAWING CALENDAR’, 1988, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Keith Haring, ‘2-ITEMS, 1988 SIGNED/ DRAWING CALENDAR’, 1988, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Keith Haring, ‘2-ITEMS, 1988 SIGNED/ DRAWING CALENDAR’, 1988, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Keith Haring, ‘2-ITEMS, 1988 SIGNED/ DRAWING CALENDAR’, 1988, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

#1
Description:
Artpost Postcard, 1987,
6" X 4-1/4'in;
Inscribed & Signed:
"For Mrs. Bare- K. Haring"
Condition:
Excellent
Provenance:
Estate of Mrs.Bare
(Faculty member of
Cornwall Terrace School, 1980's)

#2
Description:
1988 Calendar, 14" X 12"in;
Personalized with Drawing,
Signed, and Inscribed:
"K- Haring, For Cornwall
Terrace School"

Note:
The Copyright Symbol,
and "K- Haring 88" are
part of the original
printing, The figure,
and lower signature/inscription:
"K- Haring,
For Cornwall Terrace School"
are in the artist hand.
Condition:
Excellent
Provenance:
Estate of Mrs.Bare
(faculty member at Cornwall
Terrace School, 1980's)

(Statement on provenance, Mrs.Bare, 12/1/2015, below)
"Hello Fellow Haring Fan,
I apologize for procrastinating.
I'll try to explain the how,
where & why of the Cornwall Terrace & the Mrs. Bare pieces.
In the late '80's I taught
about Mr. Haring to my students.
I think I started with the 5th
grades. Doing art in the Haring style
was so popular that the students didn't want to stop. I had never seen motivation like that.
Other grades asked for equal time. So it spread.
When Mr. Haring was going to be at Read & Feed bookstore
in Kutztown (his hometown) a friend and I went to see.
I bought the pieces you have + a white baseball hat.
Then we stood in line while Keith very patiently drew
on and signed whatever was handed to him, even the jeans
some fans were wearing & T-shirts that were for sale.
I gave the hat to a 5th grade boy who I was "encouraging".
I think the hat helped him with more confidence & better
behavior. Unfortunately, his family moved to another
school district.
I kept the paper pieces & stored them so they would
stay like new.
So, that's "the rest of the story".
Sincerely, Emma Baer"

Signature: Signed

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