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In the 1980s, Keith Haring turned the New York City subway into his art studio, using chalk to etch his now-famous designs wherever he could find space. One of these designs was a crawling child or “Radiant Baby,” which Haring called “the purest and most positive experience of human existence.” Haring often used the …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition . Archival framing
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by artist's estate, with artist's estate stamp on verso; signed, dated & numbered by the executor, …
Certificate of authenticity
Included (one issued by gallery; one issued by authorized authenticating body)
Frame
Included
Series
Icons Portflio
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Editions.

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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Radiant Baby (from Icons Portfolio) RARE PRINTERS PROOF, 1990

Silkscreen with embossing
20 9/10 × 24 4/5 in
53 × 63 cm
Edition PrintersProof8/8
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£25,000 - 30,000
Location
Birmingham, Birmingham
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In the 1980s, Keith Haring turned the New York City subway into his art studio, using chalk to etch …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition . Archival framing
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Stamped by artist's estate, with artist's estate stamp on verso; signed, dated & numbered by the executor, …
Certificate of authenticity
Included (one issued by gallery; one issued by authorized authenticating body)
Frame
Included
Series
Icons Portflio
Publisher
Tony Shafrazi Editions.

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)
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