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Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (Dancing Dogs Around the Fire)’, 1982, Taglialatella Galleries
Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (Dancing Dogs Around the Fire)’, 1982, Taglialatella Galleries
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Keith Haring

Untitled (Dancing Dogs Around the Fire), 1982

Original chalk subway drawing (paper mounted on canvas)
32 3/4 × 43 1/4 in
83.2 × 109.9 cm
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Location
New York, Palm Beach, Paris, Toronto
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Stamped and dated by Paolo Buggiani
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 (Dancing Dogs Around the Fire)’, 1982, Taglialatella Galleries
Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (Dancing Dogs Around the Fire)’, 1982, Taglialatella Galleries
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About the work
Medium
Other
Signature
Stamped and dated by Paolo Buggiani
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 (Dancing Dogs Around the Fire), 1982

Original chalk subway drawing (paper mounted on canvas)
32 3/4 × 43 1/4 in
83.2 × 109.9 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York, Palm Beach, Paris, Toronto
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