Keith Haring, ‘USA Celebrates Unicef!’, 1988, Woodward Gallery
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Keith Haring

USA Celebrates Unicef!, 1988

Offset lithograph in colors
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
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New York, New York,
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Exhibition history
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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,

Art For Aids project

18 x 23 inches; 45.7 x 58.4 cm Custom framed with Museum Optium Tru Vue …

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Very good- excellent
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed LR in plate; Signed and dated in marker in marker center right
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Included
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USA Celebrates Unicef
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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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,

Art For Aids project

18 x 23 inches; 45.7 x 58.4 cm Custom framed with Museum Optium Tru Vue Invisible Acrylic

Medium
Condition
Very good- excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed LR in plate; Signed and dated in marker in marker center right
Frame
Included
Series
USA Celebrates Unicef
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

USA Celebrates Unicef!, 1988

Offset lithograph in colors
17 × 22 in
43.2 × 55.9 cm
.
Sold
Location
New York, New York,
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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