Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (from Pop Shop VI)’, 1989, Lougher Contemporary

Keith Haring (1958-1990) was a key player in the Pop Art Movement who gained international recognition between 1980 and 1989. Using simple and rhythmic lines, Haring created work that carried significant social messages. In April 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in New York selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons and magnets bearing his images. He created the "Pop Shop" series of prints for sale in his store as well.

This print is from Pop Shop VI, stamped, signed and numbered by Julia Gruen (Executor for the Keith Haring Estate) on the back of the print. This is a fine example of Keith Haring's work, and a reasonable affordable entry point to Keith Haring's prints.

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Signature: Signed and numbered by the Keith Haring Estate, verso

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