Keith Haring, ‘Crib’, 1981, Hal Bromm
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Keith Haring

Crib, 1981

Paint on found crib
42 × 55 × 30 in
106.7 × 139.7 × 76.2 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
Location
New York
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About the work
Hal Bromm
New York

Keith Haring created this “found object” piece at the time of his one person exhibition at the Hal …

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Mixed Media
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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Hal Bromm
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Keith Haring created this “found object” piece at the time of his one person exhibition at the Hal Bromm Gallery in December, 1981. Haring’s “Crib,” dedicated to his lover Juan, inscribed with the words to “Juan, who I love so much, oh so much”. The work was photographed during the gallery exhibition by the late …

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Mixed Media
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

Crib, 1981

Paint on found crib
42 × 55 × 30 in
106.7 × 139.7 × 76.2 cm
This is a unique work.
On loan
Location
New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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