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Rare exhibition poster in colours for Keith Haring's show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery (NYC), December 3rd 1988 - January 7th 1989. This example signed by Keith Haring, dated ('88') and dedicated (to 'FOR SYLVIA') by Keith Haring in black marker pen, additionally with a drawing of a dancing figure. …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front, with additional drawing
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Gallery (NYC)

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.

High auction record
$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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Keith Haring at Tony Shafrazi Gallery (SIGNED Exhibition poster, with drawing), 1988

Offset print, paper, marker pen
24 × 34 in
61 × 86.4 cm
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£6,500
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Artificial Gallery

Rare exhibition poster in colours for Keith Haring's show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery (NYC), …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front, with additional drawing
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Gallery (NYC)

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.

High auction record
$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)
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