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Keith Haring, ‘Cover e vinyl “Dog Eat Dog”’, Bertolami Fine Arts

DATE: 80’s

Limited and numbered edition N.153/500 with signature printed on the front. Rare cover illustration. After Haring
Editore: Claremont 56, London

The 'Dog Eat Dog' is an American band that combines elements of hardcore punk, rap, metal, ska and funk, formed in
Bergen County - New Jersey.
The band personally asks Haring, who frequents the same neighborhood in New York and Club 57 in the East Village, to produce a poster for them, being the 'Dog' one of the symbols of the artist's work.
The songs in the album are: Rollover, True West, Jailspace, Windingo, Sonic Turf, Alphabet City, The Search, New Bongos, Third and Fourteenth.

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