Keith Haring, ‘Icons (Barking Dog), Icons (Angel), Icons (Bat) (three works)’, 1990, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2018
Keith Haring, ‘Icons (Barking Dog), Icons (Angel), Icons (Bat) (three works)’, 1990, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2018
Keith Haring, ‘Icons (Barking Dog), Icons (Angel), Icons (Bat) (three works)’, 1990, The Watermill Center: Benefit Auction 2018

Please note: After bidding closes on Artsy, bids on this piece will be transferred and executed at the live auction component of The Watermill Center Summer Benefit and Auction on the evening of July 28, 2018.

242 of 250, 245 of 250 and 124 of 250, each 21 x 25"

Courtesy of the Shafrazi Foundation

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