Keith Haring, ‘Artist's Book: "Keith Haring - Lucio Amelio"’, 1983, Bertolami Fine Arts

Artist’s Book signed by K. Haring and dated later '85 lower left on the front.
Black and white lithography without text from the Book of 30 plates made by K. Haring in collaboration with the gallery owner Lucio Amelio in 1983 in a circulation of 300 editions
Edition by: Amelio Editore, Naples
Printed by: La Buona Stampa di Ercolano, Naples.
The 30 limited edition black and white lithographs are produced for the first Italian exhibition of Keith Haring in June 1983 at the Galleria Lucio Amelio in Naples, then bound by the gallerist with an editorial binding in yellow canvas and illustrated cover with "Radiant" Baby "repeated on the front page.
In the works of Keith Haring it is not rare to find explicit references to sexual abuse, a theme very dear to the artist, who in his life has fought hard.

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