Keith Haring, ‘Invitation Card’, 1980, Deodato Arte
Keith Haring, ‘Invitation Card’, 1980, Deodato Arte

Invitation card designed by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol for a private party.

During the '70s and the '80s, Haring and Warhol shared an artistic path and developed a deep connection among them. This card, signed on the back with a black marker, is a clear example of this relationship, which was so important that Haring always considered Warhol as his guide and source of inspiration.

Signature: Signed on the back

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