Keith Haring, ‘AM-FM Radio’, ca. 1985, Doyle
Keith Haring, ‘AM-FM Radio’, ca. 1985, Doyle

Open Edition.

Together with: After Keith Haring Dog Pull Toy, 1992, Vilac France/The Keith Haring Estate

First created in 1985 for his Pop Shop, Keith Haring’s AM/FM Radio is an open edition functional art object, like much of the wonderful fare his fantastical store was known for. The Dog pull toy, created after his passing in 1992, is indicative of how masterfully his imagery and color palette relate to children. —Courtesy of Doyle

Please note that the radio appears unused. Outer card packing is stained and shows wear. Pull toy has assorted rubs and losses to paint throughout. For additional questions, please contact specialist@artsy.net.

Manufacturer: Pop Shop

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