Keith Haring, ‘Untitled, 13 April 1984’, 1984, Opera Gallery

The Keith Haring Studio LLC has confirmed the authenticity of this work

Signature: Signed and dated “© K. Haring APRIL 13, 1984” (on the overlap)

Paul Maenz, Keith Haring at Paul Maenz, Cologne, 1984, p. 5
Galerie Paul Maenz, Ausstellungs-saison (Exhibition Season) 1983-84, Cologne, 1984, p. 13
Germano Celant and Ida Gianelli, Keith Haring, Milan, 1994, p. 37
Private/Corporate: Werke aus der Daimler Kunst: Ein Dialog (Private/Corporate:
Works from the Daimler Art Collection: A Dialogue), DaimlerChrysler Contemporary,
Berlin, 2002, p. 34

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York.

Galerie Paul Maenz, Cologne.

Acquired from the above by the present owner.

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