Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring Ignorance = Fear 1989 (Keith Haring ACT UP)’, 1989, Posters, Offset lithograph, Lot 180
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Keith Haring Ignorance = Fear 1989 (Keith Haring ACT UP), 1989

Offset lithograph
24 × 43 in
61 × 109.2 cm
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Lot 180

Original 1989 Keith Haring, Ignorance = Fear Silence = Death poster:
On behalf of the New York-based …

Medium
Condition
Light handling marks & edge wear; in otherwise good overall vintage condition (no fading, rips or tears).
Signature
Haring printed signature appears lower right.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
ACT UP
Image rights
Listing photos copyright Lot 180 LLC
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.

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Original 1989 Keith Haring, Ignorance = Fear Silence = Death poster:
On behalf of the New York-based AIDS activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), Keith Haring designed and executed this poster in 1989 after the artist had been diagnosed the previous year. Haring's imagery here references the …

Medium
Condition
Light handling marks & edge wear; in otherwise good overall vintage condition (no fading, rips or tears).
Signature
Haring printed signature appears lower right.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
ACT UP
Image rights
Listing photos 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 Ignorance = Fear 1989 (Keith Haring ACT UP), 1989

Offset lithograph
24 × 43 in
61 × 109.2 cm
.
Sold
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