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Lot 180

Vintage Keith Haring 1980s Pop Shop bag off-set illustrated by Haring. A classic Keith Haring Pop Shop collectible that is well-suited fro framing.

Medium: Offset lithograph on whiter paper bag. c.1986.
Approximately 8.5 x 11 inches.
Good to very good overall condition; appears unused.
Printed signature from an edition …

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Printed signature lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring Pop Shop
Publisher
Keith Haring Pop Shop

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.

High auction record
$6.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Keith Haring - Party of Life / GenevaOpera Gallery
Keith HaringCentre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)
2014
Keith Haring: The Political Linede Young Museum
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Original Keith Haring Pop Shop bag 1980s, ca. 1986

Offset lithograph on white paper bag
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
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$200
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Lot 180

Vintage Keith Haring 1980s Pop Shop bag off-set illustrated by Haring. A classic Keith Haring Pop …

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Printed signature lower right
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring Pop Shop
Publisher
Keith Haring Pop Shop

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.

High auction record
$6.5m, Sotheby's, 2017
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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