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Keith Haring

Spirit of Art n°2 NY Soho, 1992

Ceramic
11 × 12 2/5 × 2 3/5 in
28 × 31.5 × 6.5 cm
Edition of 750
This is an editioned multiple.
€1,000 - 2,500
Location
Montevideo, Munich
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Kunzt Gallery
Montevideo, Munich
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No 2 Spirit Of Art, New York-Soho" Soho Centerpiece 1992

No 2 Spirit Of Art, New York-Soho" Soho Centerpiece 1992

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Sculpture
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
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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.

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No 2 Spirit Of Art, New York-Soho" Soho Centerpiece 1992

No 2 Spirit Of Art, New York-Soho" Soho Centerpiece 1992

Medium
Sculpture
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
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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.

Keith Haring

Spirit of Art n°2 NY Soho, 1992

Ceramic
11 × 12 2/5 × 2 3/5 in
28 × 31.5 × 6.5 cm
Edition of 750
This is an editioned multiple.
€1,000 - 2,500
Location
Montevideo, Munich
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