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Keith Haring

Untitled, 1982

Day-glo paint and ink on found object with blue lamp
23 × 36 2/5 × 13 2/5 in
58.5 × 92.4 × 34 cm
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This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The Estate of Keith Haring and is …

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This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The Estate of Keith Haring and is registered under the identification number 061208A15.

'1982 to 1984 was the peak of rap music and break-dancing, breaking and spinning on the floor and doing these athletic, gymnastic dances on the floor. It included spray …

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Signed, signed with the artist's symbol and dated 'K. Haring OCT. 8 ⊕ 1982' on the reverse; further signed with the artist's symbol '⊕' … Read more
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.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The Estate of Keith Haring and is …

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This work is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from The Estate of Keith Haring and is registered under the identification number 061208A15.

'1982 to 1984 was the peak of rap music and break-dancing, breaking and spinning on the floor and doing these athletic, gymnastic dances on the floor. It included spray …

Read more
Signature
Signed, signed with the artist's symbol and dated 'K. Haring OCT. 8 ⊕ 1982' on the reverse; further signed with the artist's symbol '⊕' … Read more
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, 1982

Day-glo paint and ink on found object with blue lamp
23 × 36 2/5 × 13 2/5 in
58.5 × 92.4 × 34 cm
Bidding closed
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