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Keith Haring

"...Believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else..." (Advice to a young artist), ca. 1987

Unique, original handwritten, hand signed letter done in ink on Keith Haring's original letterhead paper
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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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 …

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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. Here, Haring offers heartfelt advice and simple but profound truths to his correspondent an aspiring young artist. The …

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Condition
Very good original condition with original folds
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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About the work
Alpha 137 Gallery
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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 …

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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. Here, Haring offers heartfelt advice and simple but profound truths to his correspondent an aspiring young artist. The …

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Condition
Very good original condition with original folds
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed by Keith Haring in ink at the bottom of the letter.
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
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 anyone else..." (Advice to a young artist), ca. 1987

Unique, original handwritten, hand signed letter done in ink on Keith Haring's original letterhead paper
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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