Keith Haring, ‘"Believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anybody else..." Letter to an aspiring young artist’, ca. 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
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"Believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anybody else..." Letter to an aspiring young artist, ca. 1987

Unique, original handwritten, hand signed letter done in ink on Keith Haring's original letterhead paper
8 1/2 × 11 in
21.6 × 27.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$50,000
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Shipping: $295 domestic, $595 rest of world
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Alpha 137 Gallery

One of a kind piece of Pop Art history. This is one of the best, if not the best, most desirable …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Very good vintage condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by Keith Haring in ink at the bottom of the letter.
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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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One of a kind piece of Pop Art history. This is one of the best, if not the best, most desirable and important letters ever written by Keith Haring - done on his letterhead in his own hand by Keith Haring. The authenticity of this letter is unconditionally guaranteed. We must remind our beloved collectors, especially …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Very good vintage condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by Keith Haring in ink at the bottom of the letter.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Not included
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$40,000+
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$42,000+
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

"Believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anybody else..." Letter to an aspiring young artist, ca. 1987

Unique, original handwritten, hand signed letter done in ink on Keith Haring's original letterhead paper
8 1/2 × 11 in
21.6 × 27.9 cm
This is a unique work.
$50,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $295 domestic, $595 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
Secure payment
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