Keith Haring, ‘Freud Drawings’, 1989, Galleria Alfieri

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Keith Haring Foundation | Framed under Plexiglas and bleached frame.

Signature: Signed, titled and dated 'FREUD DRAWINGS - JAN. 31-89 K. HARING' (on the reverse)

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York | Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Salzburg | Private Collection, USA | Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 21 November 1996, lot 318 | Private Collection, New York | Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 13 September 2006, lot 149 | Angle Art Gallery, Saint-Paul-de-Vence | Anon. sale, Christie's London, 12 February 2016, lot 299
Acquired from the above by the present owner.

About Keith Haring

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.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York