Keith Haring, ‘" NAPOLI 83" LUCIO AMELIO GALLERY EXHIBITION POSTER WITH ORIGINAL (UNIQUE) DRAWING (SIGNED) - AUTHENTICATED BY THE ESTATE OF KEITH HARING WITH SEAL OF AUTHENTICITY’, 1984, Alpha 137 Gallery

NOT FOR SALE.
This stunning, vintage offset lithograph poster designed by Haring, published on the occasion of the artist's exhibition in May, 1983 and Lucio Amelio Gallery in Naples was hand signed and dated 1983 during the exhibition on the opposite side to the printed signature; This signed Italian lithograph is rare enough; however, in additional, and exceptionally, Haring has drawn a stunning figure inside the white head of the figure in the print. Underneath this intricate, original ink drawing, Haring signs and dates it 1984, following by his trademark doodle. Accompanying this work is a Letter of Opinion by signed by Julia Gruen, the Executor of the Keith Haring Estate, confirming the authenticity of this work, and bearing the Estate's elegant Seal of Authenticity.

This is an absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind, extremely valuable piece of art historical ephemera, that nobody else in the world has. Period.

Signature: In addition to the printed signature on the front of the poster, Haring hand signed and dated it in black marker. But most important, Haring signs and dates his original unique ink drawing, done inside the figure's white head, 1984, followed by his distinctive trademark doodle. This work is also accompanied by a separate, signed Certificate of Authenticity by the Estate of Keith Haring, which bears the Haring Estate's Seal of Authenticity.

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

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015