Keith Haring, ‘ Composition VII, from: The Story of Red and Blue Suite’, 1989, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph is stamp signed and dated in silver ink "K. Haring 90" (Keith Haring 1990) at the lower right corner.
The sheet bears the Keith Haring Estate stamp, verso.
The work has been countersigned in pencil and dated “06/14/90” by Julie Gruen, executor of the Keith Haring Estate. It is also hand numbered in pencil "A/P 3/10", verso. Our impression is one of ten artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition of 90.
This is the eighteenth composition (of twenty-one) in the series "The Story of Red and Blue".
It was published by The Keith Haring Estate, New York.

Literature: Littmann, K. (1993) Keith Haring: Edition on Paper 1982-1990. Stuttgart: Editions Cantz.
Reference: Littmann p. 130.

Condition: Excellent condition.

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