Keith Haring, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions
Keith Haring, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Heritage Auctions

NOTE: This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the artist's estate.

Condition Report: Hinged to mat at upper corners verso; adhesive residue from prior hinging at upper corners verso;;minor toning along the edges; one light stain to the lower right quadrant below the figure's foot; a few small, scattered spots of discoloration; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 25.75 X 22.25 Inches

Signature: Signed and dated recto: K. Haring 89

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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