Keith Haring, ‘Set of Five Skate Decks’, 2012, MLTPL
Keith Haring, ‘Set of Five Skate Decks’, 2012, MLTPL

This set of five skate decks displays a selection of Keith Haring’s iconic graphics.

Signature: Plate signed on top of each deck. Verso with the copyright mark of the Keith Haring Foundation.

Publisher: Keith Haring Foundation, Alien Workshop and Artestar

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