Keith Haring, ‘The Blueprint Drawings 2’, 1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘The Blueprint Drawings 2’, 1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘The Blueprint Drawings 2’, 1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘The Blueprint Drawings 2’, 1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘The Blueprint Drawings 2’, 1990, MultiplesInc Projects
Keith Haring, ‘The Blueprint Drawings 2’, 1990, MultiplesInc Projects

Blueprint Drawings 2.
Silkscreen on vellum.

This example a Printer's Proof (Edition 2/2), aside from the regular edition of 33.

Signed and numbered by the artist.
In its original frame.

The Blueprint Drawings are a series of 17 drawings created between December 1980 and January 1981, the original of this print was executed on vellum with Sumi ink, as Haring intended to make blueprint copies of each work. Periodically, he would take his drawings to the local blueprinters, where he became charmed by disjunct between the content of his work and the technical schematics with which the printers were most familiar. These works were prominently featured in Haring’s first solo exhibition in New York City. The exhibition lasted for one week, during which he sold several blueprint copies of the drawings. However, before he sold any of them, he made photostats of each of the drawings. This print is sourced from one of those stats.

Signature: Signed

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

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015