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a UNIQUE piece of 1980's NYC ARTSEEN ephemera.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1985 JOHN SEX- LOVE, KEITH",
Brooke Shields by Richard Avedon and Keith Haring, Poster, 1985, UNIQUE Test Version, Double Image, Signed / Dated / Inscribed Twice- John Sex at upper left & lower right corners by KH (replicating double …

Medium
Condition
Near MINT
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed/Dated/Annotated twice in ink upper left & lower right corners (replicating double image) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Andrew Grenshaw Ltd. New York

Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.

High auction record
US$6.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Keith Haring - Party of Life / GenevaOpera Gallery
Keith HaringCentre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
2014
Keith Haring: The Political Linede Young Museum
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Richard Avedon’s dynamic, stylized portraits helped bridge the worlds of fashion and fine art photography. Avedon captured his staged subjects on black-and-white film, sometimes in motion. He turned his probing, intimate gaze on both everyday civilians and cultural icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Malcolm X. Avedon served as a photographer in the military before working as both a freelancer and staff photographer for publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker, Life, and others. While he is widely known for his commercial and editorial practices, Avedon also exhibited widely in cities including New York, Paris, and London. Throughout his lifetime, he published a number of books of collected photography. On the secondary market, Avedon’s work has sold in excess of $1 million.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James BaldwinDavid Zwirner
2018
Richard AvedonPace Gallery
2012
Richard Avedon: Murals & PortraitsGagosian
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John Sex
John Sex

""HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1985 JOHN SEX- LOVE, KEITH", Brooke Shields by Richard Avedon and Keith", 1985, TEST Poster, SIGNED / DATED / INSCRIBED to John SEX (twice), UNIQUE, 1985

Lithograph on paper
36 × 25 1/2 in
91.4 × 64.8 cm
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a UNIQUE piece of 1980's NYC ARTSEEN ephemera.

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY 1985 JOHN SEX- LOVE, …

Medium
Condition
Near MINT
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed/Dated/Annotated twice in ink upper left & lower right corners (replicating double image) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Andrew Grenshaw Ltd. New York

Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.

High auction record
US$6.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

Richard Avedon’s dynamic, stylized portraits helped bridge the worlds of fashion and fine art photography. Avedon captured his staged subjects on black-and-white film, sometimes in motion. He turned his probing, intimate gaze on both everyday civilians and cultural icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Malcolm X. Avedon served as a photographer in the military before working as both a freelancer and staff photographer for publications including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker, Life, and others. While he is widely known for his commercial and editorial practices, Avedon also exhibited widely in cities including New York, Paris, and London. Throughout his lifetime, he published a number of books of collected photography. On the secondary market, Avedon’s work has sold in excess of $1 million.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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