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Lot 180

Keith Haring ‘Kutztown Connection’ 1984:
This rare vintage 1980s Keith Haring poster was illustrated by Keith in conjunction with the Benefit Performances for the New Arts Program of Kutztown; September 1984 at Symphony Space in New York City. Haring’s heart shaped frame, defined by the bodies of two swans around the …

Medium
Condition
Fair to good overall vintage condition.
Signature
Plate signed 'Keith Haring 1984' on the lower right.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
New Arts Program, Inc., Kutztown, PA,

Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.

High auction record
US$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 Kutztown Connection 1984 (Keith Haring prints posters), 1984

Offset printed
14 × 8 1/2 in
35.6 × 21.6 cm
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Lot 180

Keith Haring ‘Kutztown Connection’ 1984:
This rare vintage 1980s Keith Haring poster was illustrated …

Medium
Condition
Fair to good overall vintage condition.
Signature
Plate signed 'Keith Haring 1984' on the lower right.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
New Arts Program, Inc., Kutztown, PA,

Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.

High auction record
US$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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