Keith Haring, ‘Flying Machine’, 1989, Rhodes
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Keith Haring

Flying Machine, 1989

Etching in black and white, on wove paper
14 × 12 3/5 in
35.6 × 32 cm
Edition 12/80
This is part of a limited edition set.
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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, ‘Flying Machine’, 1989, 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.

Medium
Print
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Signed by the artist in pencil, and dated.
Frame
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

Flying Machine, 1989

Etching in black and white, on wove paper
14 × 12 3/5 in
35.6 × 32 cm
Edition 12/80
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
London
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