Keith Haring, ‘Hand Signed Card’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Keith Haring

Hand Signed Card, 1988

Hand signed and dated postcard
4 × 5 9/10 in
10.2 × 15 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Vintage postcard dated 1985 boldly hand signed and dated 1988 in black marker by Keith Haring. …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Boldly signed and dated in black marker on the recto.
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, ‘Hand Signed Card’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Vintage postcard dated 1985 boldly hand signed and dated 1988 in black marker by Keith Haring. This work is from the Estate and private autograph collection of Cordelia Platt - a friend of Haring's. Highly regarded in the autograph industry, Cordelia was the president of the UACC (United Autograph Collectors …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Boldly signed and dated in black marker on the recto.
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

Hand Signed Card, 1988

Hand signed and dated postcard
4 × 5 9/10 in
10.2 × 15 cm
Bidding closed
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