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Lot 180

Keith Haring New York City Ballet poster 1988/Keith Haring American Flag poster:
'The New York City Ballet did six different performances between April and June within the scope of the American Music Festival. This poster is part of a series of eight artists' posters, designed by among others, Roy Lichtenstein, …

Medium
Condition
Small pin-holes at edges; otherwise very good overall vintage condition
Signature
Printed signature lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring The New York City Ballet
Publisher
The New York City Ballet
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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.

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 New York City Ballet poster 1988 (Keith Haring American Music Festival poster), 1988

Silkscreen in colors
24 × 36 in
61 × 91.4 cm
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$2,400
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Lot 180

Keith Haring New York City Ballet poster 1988/Keith Haring American Flag poster:
'The New York …

Medium
Condition
Small pin-holes at edges; otherwise very good overall vintage condition
Signature
Printed signature lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring The New York City Ballet
Publisher
The New York City Ballet
Price ranges of medium-sized posters by Keith Haring
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$2,100–$2,450
This work
$0
$7,350+

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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