Keith Haring, ‘Pop Shop I-IV’, 1988, Koller Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Pop Shop I-IV’, 1988, Koller Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Pop Shop I-IV’, 1988, Koller Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Pop Shop I-IV’, 1988, Koller Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Pop Shop I-IV’, 1988, Koller Auctions

Lot of 4 colour screenprints. Each signed and dated in pencil in the right margin: K. Haring 88, also with the artist's signet. Varying image sizes on wove paper 30.5 x 38 cm.Provenance:- Barrington Gallery, London.- Purchased in 1996 from the above by the present owner, since then private collection Southern Germany.Catalogue raisonné: Littmann, p. 96/97."The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a „self-proclaimed artist“ to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for the few and ignore the masses.“ (Keith Haring)

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Catalogue raisonné: Littmann, p. 96/97."The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a „self-proclaimed artist“ to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for the few and ignore the masses.“ (Keith Haring)

Provenance:Barrington Gallery, London.Purchased in 1996 from the above by the present owner, since then private collection Southern Germany.

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