Keith Haring, ‘“FROHE WEIHNACHTEN! HAPPY NEW YEAR 1989”, Invitation / Poster, Galerie Hans Mayer, Screenprint in Gold Ink’, 1989, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Keith Haring, ‘“FROHE WEIHNACHTEN! HAPPY NEW YEAR 1989”, Invitation / Poster, Galerie Hans Mayer, Screenprint in Gold Ink’, 1989, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

“FROHE WEIHNACHTEN! HAPPY NEW YEAR 1989”, invitation / poster, Galerie Hans Mayer Germany, screenprint in gold ink on parchment type paper.
Condition:
Excellent- five small pinholes along top edge and one at bottom right, folded in half, faint stain on hand of the figure just right of center (see pic), slight dirt accumulation on back, an excellent example of this RARE invite / poster.

Signature: Signed in plate.

Publisher: Galerie Hans Mayer, Germany

Galerie Hans Mayer Germany
Private Collection, Japan

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