Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (Flower Man)’, 1989, Artificial Gallery

Ink and crayon on paper and tracing paper, including annotation in black pen by Keith Haring. This work forms the artwork for the design of a sticker (the post-production sheet of stickers also accompanies this work). Signed and dated by Keith Haring, (lower centre), in black pen. A scarce ephemeral work.

Private collection (Japan)

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2014
Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2013
Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
Keith Haring: The Political Line, de Young Museum, San Francisco
2014
KEITH HARING, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
2017
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2017
La République De La Rue, Gallery Nosco, Marseille
2017
SmithDavidson Gallery at Art New York 2017, SmithDavidson Gallery, New York
2017
Opening of Galerie aKonzept, Galerie aKonzept, Berlin
2017
Pop Masterworks on paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
2015
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford
2013
Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London
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