Keith Haring, ‘International Youth Year, First Day Of Issue, WFUNA’, 1984, Julien's Auctions
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Keith Haring

International Youth Year, First Day Of Issue, WFUNA, 1984

Screenprint on paper
Edition 961/1000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Julien's Auctions

11 x 8.5 inches (largest).
Includes corresponding first day cover signed and dated in ink …

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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.

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11 x 8.5 inches (largest).
Includes corresponding first day cover signed and dated in ink "Keith Haring 85"
Numbered in pencil lower left "961/1000"
Framed: 14 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches

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Signed vertically to the right
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

International Youth Year, First Day Of Issue, WFUNA, 1984

Screenprint on paper
Edition 961/1000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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