Keith Haring, ‘Untitled’, 1982, Heritage Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Untitled’, 1982, Heritage Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Untitled’, 1982, Heritage Auctions

Ships from Beverly Hills.This work is backed with a cardboard backing, which is taped to the mat along the reverse edges and framed under acrylic; the paper is very lightly toned, with a small area in the lower right margin of possible soiling; the edges appear to slightly undulate; there are some hairline surface scuffs near the center of the work; otherwise, no other apparent issues of note. Framed Dimensions 31.25 X 36 Inches

Signature: Signed and dated verso: K. Haring April 6, 1982

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