Keith Haring, ‘LE MANS 84’, 1983, Galleria Alfieri

Silkscreen made from a drawing created by Keith Haring for the 24H of Le Mans 1984. This order was made directly by Hervé Perdriolle to the artist. It was Keith Haring's first intervention in France. During these 24 Hours of Le Mans Keith Haring and François Boisrond realized for the public of this competition 24H of nonstop drawings.

Series: Limited edition: 200 copies

Signature: Signed and dated in original halfway to the left "Keith Haring 1984"

About Keith Haring

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.

American, 1958-1990, Reading, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York