Keith Haring, ‘Poster Jazz Festival - Yellow’, 1983, Deodato Arte

Keith Haring realized in 1983 a series of posters for the Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the most important musical events in Europe that is held every year near the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland since 1967. Haring is known worldwide for its stylized figures, simple and colorful that made his art a strong visual impact. No exceptions to these posters in which the character is represented in a spiral that is also emotional, carried by the soft melody of jazz.

Signature: Color Lithography numbered 3/80 and signed with black pen,

Publisher: Limited edition of 80, the piece we offer is numbered 3/80

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