Keith Haring, ‘DES REFUSES / WESTBETH PAINTERS SPACE (INVITATION)’, 1981, Ephemera or Merchandise, Ink, card, Artificial Gallery
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Keith Haring

DES REFUSES / WESTBETH PAINTERS SPACE (INVITATION), 1981

Ink, card
4 × 5 1/4 in
10.2 × 13.3 cm
.
£12,500
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Original printed and hand cut invitation for the exhibition Des Refuses at Westbeth Painters Space, …

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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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Original printed and hand cut invitation for the exhibition Des Refuses at Westbeth Painters Space, advertised as Haring’s “first one-man show in New York City.”
Hand addressed, on the reverse, by Keith Haring to Tony Shafrazi in 1981, thus an early example documenting the beginning of a relationship that would …

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Excellent
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Included
Image rights
© www.artificialgallery.co.uk
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

DES REFUSES / WESTBETH PAINTERS SPACE (INVITATION), 1981

Ink, card
4 × 5 1/4 in
10.2 × 13.3 cm
.
£12,500
Ships from Antwerp, BE
Shipping: £95 within Continental Europe, £175 rest of world
VAT included in price
Locked
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