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Lot 180

Keith Haring Bearbrick Alloy Metal Figure 200%:
A unique, timeless collectible trademarked & licensed by the Estate of Keith Haring. The partnered collectible reveals the late iconic artist’s signature 1980s artwork wrapping the figure in its entirety. Housed in a unique Haring collectors box.

Medium: Alloy metal …

Medium
Condition
New in original box (unopened).
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Printed signature & estate trademark
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring [email protected]

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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[email protected] are among the world’s most collectible objects. While the plastic teddy-bear figurines have been decorated with innumerable patterns over the years, classic collaborations feature the iconography of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and KAWS, and brands such as Chanel, A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and Disney. [email protected] are produced by Japanese company Medicom Toy and have sold for high five-figure prices at auction. Yet others are considerably more affordable, depending on the toy’s collaborator, rarity, material, and size. A mash-up of street culture and fine art, [email protected] enjoy a wide and elite collector base, from the music producer Pharrell Williams to Vogue’s former creative director Grace Coddington.

Exhibitions
2021
Curator Style 2021 Valentine's Day Gift GuideCurator Style
2020
POP UP Exhibition: Contemporary ArtMK Art Invest Group
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Keith Haring Bearbrick 200% Companion (Haring [email protected]), 2019

Alloy metal die-cast figure
5 7/10 × 3 × 3 in
14.5 × 7.6 × 7.6 cm
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Lot 180

Keith Haring Bearbrick Alloy Metal Figure 200%:
A unique, timeless collectible trademarked & …

Medium
Condition
New in original box (unopened).
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Printed signature & estate trademark
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring [email protected]

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)

[email protected] are among the world’s most collectible objects. While the plastic teddy-bear figurines have been decorated with innumerable patterns over the years, classic collaborations feature the iconography of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and KAWS, and brands such as Chanel, A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and Disney. [email protected] are produced by Japanese company Medicom Toy and have sold for high five-figure prices at auction. Yet others are considerably more affordable, depending on the toy’s collaborator, rarity, material, and size. A mash-up of street culture and fine art, [email protected] enjoy a wide and elite collector base, from the music producer Pharrell Williams to Vogue’s former creative director Grace Coddington.

Exhibitions (2)
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