Keith Haring, ‘Bathroom Tile 3’, 1986, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘Bathroom Tile 3’, 1986, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘Bathroom Tile 3’, 1986, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘Bathroom Tile 3’, 1986, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘Bathroom Tile 3’, 1986, MultiplesInc Projects

Painted bathroom tile. Signed K. Haring 86. 15 x 7,5 cm.

From a collection of app. 34 bathroom tiles allegedly painted by Keith Haring.
The story to the tiles was documented in an article in New York Magazine October 24th, 2007.
Originally sold at SoHo shop Bess, former space of Keith Haring´s longtime Pop Shop.

Provenance. Boris Tellegen (aka Delta, who supposedly was a friend of Haring´s).
Doug Abraham (Shop owner Bess). Private collection Kutztown.

The works was shown Sotheby´s print department (photos) and they found them plausible.
But the owner decided not to go through the formal authentication process with the now closed authentication service.

Please note that this tile has a Radiant Baby drawn on the back as well.

See last photo for the whole story in New York Magazine.

Signature: Signed K. Haring ´86

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