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Keith Haring

One dollar, c. 1985

Ink on dollar bill
7 × 15 1/2 in
17.8 × 39.4 cm
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Heritage Auctions

This lot has been authenticated by the Haring Foundation, ID#120390A1.

Condition Report: Creases …

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This lot has been authenticated by the Haring Foundation, ID#120390A1.

Condition Report: Creases through out bill. Not examined out of frame. Framed Dimensions 10 X 13.25 Inches

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Signature
Signed and dedicated in ink: Peter-K. Haring
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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.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

This lot has been authenticated by the Haring Foundation, ID#120390A1.

Condition Report: Creases …

Read more

This lot has been authenticated by the Haring Foundation, ID#120390A1.

Condition Report: Creases through out bill. Not examined out of frame. Framed Dimensions 10 X 13.25 Inches

Medium
Other
Signature
Signed and dedicated in ink: Peter-K. Haring
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

One dollar, c. 1985

Ink on dollar bill
7 × 15 1/2 in
17.8 × 39.4 cm
Bidding closed
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