Keith Haring, ‘Original, unique signed Radiant Baby Drawing with ink inscription on limited edition historic Shafrazi Gallery offset lithograph exhibition poster’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery

Fine provenance and authenticity guaranteed.
Color offset lithograph printed on the occasion of Haring's famous exhibition at the Shafrazi Gallery from December 1988 to January 1989. The image depicted in the poster is a one of a kind printed photo-collage of the artist as a baby, in a bubble about to burst (Haring was diagnosed with AIDS the very same year). In addition, the work is exceptionally, hand signed, dated, 1988 inscribed "J" (for Jo Bartner) and with an original ink drawing of a radiant baby. Framed in vintage 1980s frame .
Provenance: Estate of Jo and Natalie Bartner
This is a rare and expensive poster that is extraordinarily collectible when hand signed - with an original drawing as this one is - with such excellent provenance.
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Signature: Signed, inscribed "J", dated 88 , accompanied by Keith Haring's distinctive handwritten copyright, and with an original radiant baby drawing by Keith Haring.

Estate of Jo and Natalie Bartner

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