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Lot 180

Keith Haring at Tony Shafrazi 1982:
Original cover to the seminal spiral bound, 1982 monograph showcasing Keith Haring's work.

Medium & Dimensions: Lithograph in colors on heavy stock paper; 9 x 9 inches.
Minor surface wear & fading to left edge; in otherwise good overall vintage condition.
Unsigned from an …

Medium
Condition
Minor wear commensurate with age & medium
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included

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 cover art (Keith Haring Three Eyed face), 1982

Lithographic book cover
9 × 9 in
22.9 × 22.9 cm
Edition of 2000
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$375
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Lot 180

Keith Haring at Tony Shafrazi 1982:
Original cover to the seminal spiral bound, 1982 monograph …

Medium
Condition
Minor wear commensurate with age & medium
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included

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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