Keith Haring, ‘Twenty (20) Lithographs held in Artist Designed Coloring Book (Limited Edition)’, 1986, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is the rare, limited edition book of Twenty 20 offset lithographs with stapled wraps published by Keith Haring during his lifetime. The coloring book's images are after Haring's drawings and are the same scale as the original drawings. This book is in very good vintage condition. Note that only the cover page is shown - but this Artist's Book in fact contains 20 terrific Keith Haring lithographs, staple bound - that's 19 more than what you see!
Published by: De Harmonie Amsterdam, in arrangement with Keith Haring. In very good condition. Fine provenance, as we acquired these directly from the publisher before they completely sold out. Excellent condition.

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Signature: Plate signed on cover page; dated on back cover; with publisher and artist's copyright stamp and text

Publisher: De Harmonie Amsterdam, in arrangement with Keith Haring

Acquired directly from the publisher before they sold out.

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