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Keith Haring

Act Up mailer, 1989

Lithographic print, envelope and enclosed materials
6 × 9 in
15.2 × 22.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$350
location
Jeffersonville
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
Gallery 52
Jeffersonville
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Mailer from Act-Up, unopened

Mailer from Act-Up, unopened

Condition
Good condition, unopened envelope.
Signature
Not signed, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
unlimited
Publisher
Act Up
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
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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.

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Gallery 52
Jeffersonville
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Mailer from Act-Up, unopened

Mailer from Act-Up, unopened

Condition
Good condition, unopened envelope.
Signature
Not signed, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
unlimited
Publisher
Act Up
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
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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.

Keith Haring

Act Up mailer, 1989

Lithographic print, envelope and enclosed materials
6 × 9 in
15.2 × 22.9 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$350
location
Jeffersonville
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