Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring at Fun Gallery New York 1983 ’, 1983, Lot 180
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Keith Haring

Keith Haring at Fun Gallery New York 1983 , 1983

Offset printed
5 1/2 × 8 1/2 in
14 × 21.6 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
On loan
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About the work
Lot 180

"Keith Haring at Fun Gallery Feb 3 - Feb 27" 1983:

Offset printed announcement; 8.5 x 5.5 …

Medium
Print
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Fun Gallery
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, ‘Keith Haring at Fun Gallery New York 1983 ’, 1983, Lot 180
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About the work
Lot 180

"Keith Haring at Fun Gallery Feb 3 - Feb 27" 1983:

Offset printed announcement; 8.5 x 5.5 inches.
Excellent condition for its age.
Handwriting on reverse which reads, "Cocktail preview Thursday 3rd 8-10PM Fun Gallery."

Fun Gallery was a historic, short-lived, East Village gallery known for giving …

Medium
Print
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Fun Gallery
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
Follow

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

Keith Haring at Fun Gallery New York 1983 , 1983

Offset printed
5 1/2 × 8 1/2 in
14 × 21.6 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
On loan
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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