Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (Merry Christmas | Radiant Baby)’, ca. 1984, Mixed Media, Envelope, Silver marker pen, red ink, Pop Shop stickers, Artificial Gallery
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Keith Haring

Untitled (Merry Christmas | Radiant Baby), ca. 1984

Envelope, Silver marker pen, red ink, Pop Shop stickers
15 1/2 × 11 3/4 in
39.4 × 29.8 cm
.
£14,500
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Inscribed and signed by Keith Haring "FOR BRIGID-/MERRY MERRY!!/HO-HO-HO-Keith" with a …

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Scattered creases and staining, small tear to top edge
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Hand-signed by artist, front
Frame
Not included
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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Inscribed and signed by Keith Haring "FOR BRIGID-/MERRY MERRY!!/HO-HO-HO-Keith" with a large drawing of a 'Radiant Baby', in silver marker pen, on manila envelope. Verso addressed to Brigid (Brigid Berlin, aka Brigid Polk), in Haring's hand, in red ink, at Warhol's last 'Factory' …

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Scattered creases and staining, small tear to top edge
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, front
Frame
Not included
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 (Merry Christmas | Radiant Baby), ca. 1984

Envelope, Silver marker pen, red ink, Pop Shop stickers
15 1/2 × 11 3/4 in
39.4 × 29.8 cm
.
£14,500
Ships from Antwerp, BE
Free shipping worldwide
VAT included in price
Locked
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