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Keith Haring with LA2 (Tony Shafrazi announcement 1982), 1982

Offset printed announcement card
6 × 4 in
15.2 × 10.2 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$294
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Lot 180

Keith Haring with LA2:
Rare original 1982 announcement card for an early exhibition of Keith …

Keith Haring with LA2:
Rare original 1982 announcement card for an early exhibition of Keith Haring’s work at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, October 9 – November 13, 1982. The front of the card features a photograph of Haring with longtime friend and collaborator LA2 in front of their work; photo was taken by another …

Medium
Posters
Condition
Very good to excellent.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
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.

LA II (Angel Oritz)
American
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New York City graffiti artist LA II (a.k.a. Angel Ortiz) is best known for his collaborations with Keith Haring. Ortiz’s career took off after Haring spotted his “Little Angel” tag upon moving to New York and asked to meet the then-teenage artist. Throughout the ’80s, Haring and Ortiz combined their signatures to create murals, sculptures, train paintings, and other objects, and Ortiz’s style and technique are thought to have influenced Haring’s solo practice from then on. Along with several joint exhibitions of his work and Haring's, Ortiz's own mix of contemporary symbols with Asian calligraphy has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States.

Tseng Kwong Chi
American, 1950–1990
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Photographer and conceptual artist Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and settled in New York where he befriended artists in the vibrant downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. He documented such luminaries as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, photographing these artists in intimate and revealing portraits. His best-known work, “East Meets West,” is a series of self-portraits taken at iconic sites around the world. Tseng, wearing a costume modeled after Chairman Mao, posed in front of Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field, the World Trade Center Towers, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other famous locations.

Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring with LA2 (Tony Shafrazi announcement 1982)’, 1982, Lot 180
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About the work
Lot 180

Keith Haring with LA2:
Rare original 1982 announcement card for an early exhibition of Keith …

Keith Haring with LA2:
Rare original 1982 announcement card for an early exhibition of Keith Haring’s work at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, October 9 – November 13, 1982. The front of the card features a photograph of Haring with longtime friend and collaborator LA2 in front of their work; photo was taken by another …

Medium
Posters
Condition
Very good to excellent.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
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.

LA II (Angel Oritz)
American
Follow

New York City graffiti artist LA II (a.k.a. Angel Ortiz) is best known for his collaborations with Keith Haring. Ortiz’s career took off after Haring spotted his “Little Angel” tag upon moving to New York and asked to meet the then-teenage artist. Throughout the ’80s, Haring and Ortiz combined their signatures to create murals, sculptures, train paintings, and other objects, and Ortiz’s style and technique are thought to have influenced Haring’s solo practice from then on. Along with several joint exhibitions of his work and Haring's, Ortiz's own mix of contemporary symbols with Asian calligraphy has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States.

Tseng Kwong Chi
American, 1950–1990
Follow

Photographer and conceptual artist Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and settled in New York where he befriended artists in the vibrant downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. He documented such luminaries as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, photographing these artists in intimate and revealing portraits. His best-known work, “East Meets West,” is a series of self-portraits taken at iconic sites around the world. Tseng, wearing a costume modeled after Chairman Mao, posed in front of Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field, the World Trade Center Towers, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other famous locations.

Keith Haring with LA2 (Tony Shafrazi announcement 1982), 1982

Offset printed announcement card
6 × 4 in
15.2 × 10.2 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
$294
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $45 rest of world
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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