Keith Haring, ‘Falling from the Sky’, 989, Rhodes
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Keith Haring

Falling from the Sky, 989

Etching
14 × 12 3/5 in
35.6 × 32 cm
Edition of 80
This is part of a limited edition set.
£3,750
Location
London
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About the work
Rhodes
London

Original etching in black and white, 1989, on wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil, and …

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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.

Keith Haring, ‘Falling from the Sky’, 989, Rhodes
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Original etching in black and white, 1989, on wove paper, signed by the artist in pencil, and dated, with full margins. Edition: 80. There were also 13 artists proofs and 4 HC’s of each. Part of “The Valley Suite”, a group of etchings by Keith Haring with text by William S. Burroughs.

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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.

Keith Haring

Falling from the Sky, 989

Etching
14 × 12 3/5 in
35.6 × 32 cm
Edition of 80
This is part of a limited edition set.
£3,750
Location
London
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