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Lot 180

Signed Keith Haring and LA2 exhibition poster, New York, 1983

An exhibition poster Art of Found Objects, Gallery Schlesinger-Boisante, New York, 5 February - 26 February, 1983, signed in silver pen by Keith Haring and in black felt pen by two of the other artists Michael Hafftka and LA2 (LAII).

Dimensions: 23 x 16.75 …

Medium
Condition
Light smudging to signature; otherwise good overall condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in silver pen by Keith Haring and in black felt pen by two of the other artists Michael Hafftka and LA2 …
Frame
Not included
Series
Art of Found Objects
Publisher
Schlesinger-Boisante Gallery
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC

Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.

High auction record
US$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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New York City graffiti artist LA II (a.k.a. Angel Ortiz) is best known for his collaborations with Keith Haring. Ortiz’s career took off after Haring spotted his “Little Angel” tag upon moving to New York and asked to meet the then-teenage artist. Throughout the ’80s, Haring and Ortiz combined their signatures to create murals, sculptures, train paintings, and other objects, and Ortiz’s style and technique are thought to have influenced Haring’s solo practice from then on. Along with several joint exhibitions of his work and Haring's, Ortiz's own mix of contemporary symbols with Asian calligraphy has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States.

Selected exhibitions
2020
64 Years of Art in DIFC71 STRUCTURAL ART
2018
20in18Woodward Gallery
Symbols, Totems & CiphersThe Painting Center
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Signed Keith Haring Exhibit Poster (Keith Haring and LA2), 1983

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23 × 16 3/4 in
58.4 × 42.5 cm
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Lot 180

Signed Keith Haring and LA2 exhibition poster, New York, 1983

An exhibition poster Art of Found …

Medium
Condition
Light smudging to signature; otherwise good overall condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in silver pen by Keith Haring and in black felt pen by two of the other artists Michael Hafftka and LA2 …
Frame
Not included
Series
Art of Found Objects
Publisher
Schlesinger-Boisante Gallery
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC

Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.

High auction record
US$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)

New York City graffiti artist LA II (a.k.a. Angel Ortiz) is best known for his collaborations with Keith Haring. Ortiz’s career took off after Haring spotted his “Little Angel” tag upon moving to New York and asked to meet the then-teenage artist. Throughout the ’80s, Haring and Ortiz combined their signatures to create murals, sculptures, train paintings, and other objects, and Ortiz’s style and technique are thought to have influenced Haring’s solo practice from then on. Along with several joint exhibitions of his work and Haring's, Ortiz's own mix of contemporary symbols with Asian calligraphy has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Keith Haring
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