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Keith Haring

Untitled, 1981 (Smiley Face, pink), 1981

Ink on paper, signed and dated 'K. Haring SEPT.14 81' on verso
23 × 35 in
58.4 × 88.9 cm
This is a unique work.
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New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
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Martin Lawrence Galleries
New York , Las Vegas, +7 more

“[Keith Haring’s] images are insightfully chosen and carefully worked out with a sensitivity toward …

“[Keith Haring’s] images are insightfully chosen and carefully worked out with a sensitivity toward layers of meaning and sexual connotation. They are not just drawings but ‘signs.’ But these rings of meaning around the individual figures are only part of the Haring process. The work’s full impact results from a …

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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, ‘Untitled, 1981 (Smiley Face, pink)’, 1981, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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About the work
Martin Lawrence Galleries
New York , Las Vegas, +7 more

“[Keith Haring’s] images are insightfully chosen and carefully worked out with a sensitivity toward …

“[Keith Haring’s] images are insightfully chosen and carefully worked out with a sensitivity toward layers of meaning and sexual connotation. They are not just drawings but ‘signs.’ But these rings of meaning around the individual figures are only part of the Haring process. The work’s full impact results from a …

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Painting
Signature
Signed by the artist.
Image rights
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
Follow

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

Untitled, 1981 (Smiley Face, pink), 1981

Ink on paper, signed and dated 'K. Haring SEPT.14 81' on verso
23 × 35 in
58.4 × 88.9 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
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