Keith Haring, ‘Untitled (Two Dancing Figures)’, 1989, Casterline | Goodman Gallery

Signed and dated on the base

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
2014
Abu Dhabi Art 2014, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC

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
Icons by Legends Online, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2017
2017
Contemporary Editions, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin
2016
Pop Masterworks on paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Miniatures, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Pop Abstraction, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans
2016
2015
The Wall In Our Heads: American Artists and the Berlin Wall, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford
2014
Abu Dhabi Art 2014, Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC
2013
Contemporary Emotion, Opera Gallery, London
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