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Lot 180

Vintage Keith Haring Record Cover Art: Set of 4: 1982 & 1987.

Haring illustrations appear on front and back of each of the 4 record covers, as well as 2 inserts (see last 2 images). 4 albums in total making for standout 1980s Keith Haring wall art within reason.

12 x 12 inches / 30.48 x 30.48 cm (applies to each …

Medium
Condition
Very good overall condition for each with exception of perhaps some minor shelf-wear
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
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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.

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 Record Art: set of 4 (1980s Keith Haring album cover art), 1982-1987

Offset lithograph on 4 individual record cover albums
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
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$495
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Lot 180

Vintage Keith Haring Record Cover Art: Set of 4: 1982 & 1987.

Haring illustrations appear on …

Medium
Condition
Very good overall condition for each with exception of perhaps some minor shelf-wear
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small design objects by Keith Haring
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$224+
This work
$0
$232+

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)
Other works by Keith Haring
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