Keith Haring, ‘Pop Shop V’, 1989, michael lisi / contemporary art

Begun during the artist’s lifetime, but ultimately published shortly after his death, the four original screenprints in color that designate Keith Haring’s, Pop Shop V each measure 13 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. (34 x 42 cm) each, unframed, from the edition of 200. Each is hand-numbered, each stamped (verso) and authenticated by the Haring Estate, each hand-signed by Julia Gruen, Executrix of the Haring Estate.

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