Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring "Des Refusés” at Westbeth Painters Space 1981’, 1981, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset printed invitation, Lot 180
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Keith Haring

Keith Haring "Des Refusés” at Westbeth Painters Space 1981, 1981

Offset printed invitation
5 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 5 1/2 in
13.3 × 10.8 × 14 cm
.
On loan
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Lot 180

Original 1981 invitation for Keith Haring's first New York solo show at the historic Manhattan …

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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 "Des Refusés” at Westbeth Painters Space 1981’, 1981, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset printed invitation, Lot 180
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Original 1981 invitation for Keith Haring's first New York solo show at the historic Manhattan Westbeth Theater Painters Space.

Offset printed. 4.25 x 5.5 inches.

Minor fading commensurate with age; otherwise excellent.

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Medium
Signature
Unsigned
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Keith Haring
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
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 "Des Refusés” at Westbeth Painters Space 1981, 1981

Offset printed invitation
5 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 5 1/2 in
13.3 × 10.8 × 14 cm
.
On loan
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