Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring Safe Sex!’, 1987, Lot 180
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Keith Haring

Keith Haring Safe Sex!, 1987

Offset lithograph
29 1/2 × 27 1/4 in
74.9 × 69.2 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Keith Haring, the street artist who famously declared that “art is for everybody,” started …

Lot 180

Original 1987 Keith Haring Safe Sex poster:
A key historical Haring collectible which is featured in …

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Condition
Very good
Signature
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Frame
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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 Safe Sex!’, 1987, Lot 180
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Keith Haring, the street artist who famously declared that “art is for everybody,” started designing posters in 1982, while he was still a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Haring was drawn to posters because they were a democratic medium—a great way to share his bright designs and graphic characters …

Lot 180

Original 1987 Keith Haring Safe Sex poster:
A key historical Haring collectible which is featured in the Catalog Raisonne of Haring posters by Jürgen and Osten. Difficult to obtain as presented here in very good condition.

Offset lithograph; 27 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (69.3 x 74.9 cm).
Condition: Minor handling marks; …

Medium
Print
Condition
Very good
Signature
Printed signature
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Keith Haring
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Browse works in this category
$750–$1,500
This work
$0
$15,750+
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 Safe Sex!, 1987

Offset lithograph
29 1/2 × 27 1/4 in
74.9 × 69.2 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$880
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $100 rest of world
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