Keith Haring, ‘Apocalypse 4’, 1988, Georgetown Frame Shoppe
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Keith Haring

Apocalypse 4, 1988

Silkscreen
38 × 38 in
96.5 × 96.5 cm
Edition 89/90
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Washington DC
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Georgetown Frame Shoppe
Washington DC

Text by William S. Burroughs

"The household appliances revolt: washing machines snatch clothes …

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Print
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Hand signed in pencil
Series
Apocalypse
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, ‘Apocalypse 4’, 1988, Georgetown Frame Shoppe
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About the work
Georgetown Frame Shoppe
Washington DC

Text by William S. Burroughs

"The household appliances revolt: washing machines snatch clothes from the guests, bellowing Hoovers suck off makeup and wigs and false teeth, electric toothbrushes leap into screaming mouths, clothes dryers turn gardens into dust bowls, garden tools whiz through lawn parties, …

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand signed in pencil
Series
Apocalypse
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

Apocalypse 4, 1988

Silkscreen
38 × 38 in
96.5 × 96.5 cm
Edition 89/90
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Washington DC
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Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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