Keith Haring, ‘Galerie Watari poster’, 1983, Lougher Contemporary

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a key player in the Pop Art Movement who gained international recognition between 1980 and 1989. Using simple and rhythmic lines, Haring created work that carried significant social messages.

This rare exhibition poster was published in conjunction with Keith Haring's first exhibition in Tokyo, Japan at the Galerie Watari in 1983. From an unnumbered edition of just 1,000, this is a quality print on beautiful hand-made Japanese pearlescent paper in excellent condition. It is sold in excellent condition.

High res images are available on request, please contact the gallery with any questions.

Takashi Somemiya Gallery, Tokyo

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