Keith Haring, ‘KNOKKE Casino Poster’, 1987, Phillips
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Keith Haring

KNOKKE Casino Poster, 1987

Felt pen on offset lithograph poster
28 3/10 × 20 9/10 in
72 × 53 cm
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Executed in 1987, this work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by the …

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Signed 'K. Haring' vertical right
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, ‘KNOKKE Casino Poster’, 1987, Phillips
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Executed in 1987, this work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by the Galleria Grafica Tokio.

From the Catalogue:
The present lot features an additional hand drawing by the artist in his one-man exhibition poster at Knokke Casino, Belgium in 1987.
—Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Posters
Signature
Signed 'K. Haring' vertical right
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

KNOKKE Casino Poster, 1987

Felt pen on offset lithograph poster
28 3/10 × 20 9/10 in
72 × 53 cm
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