Keith Haring, ‘The Story of Red and Blue (No. 2)’, 1989, michael lisi / contemporary art

(With authentication stamp by the Estate of Keith Haring; hand-signed in pencil by Julia Gruen, Executrix of the Haring estate, verso)
This lithograph, from Haring's, The Story of Red and Blue suite, was created in 1990. The print is signed with the artist’s printed signature, dated, and numbered, from the edition of 90 measuring 22 x 16.5 in. (56 x 42 cm.). The print has been authenticated (verso) by the Estate of Keith Haring and contains their stamp, and is hand-signed in pencil by Julia Gruen, Executrix of the Haring Estate. Referenced in Keith Haring Editions on Paper 1982-1990, Cantz pp 128-133

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