Lot 64

KEITH HARING (1958-1990) LIMITED EDITION SIGNED LITHOGRAPH WITH COA – 22IN x 30IN

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KEITH HARING (1958-1990) LIMITED EDITION SIGNED LITHOGRAPH WITH COA – 22IN x 30IN

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Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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June 28, 2022 3:00 PM EDT
Mechanicsville, VA, US

Description:

Limited edition color lithograph by celebrated American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) titled Red Dog. It is plate signed by the artist in the lower right and hand numbered in pencil on the front, it being 69/150. It measures 22 inches x 30 inches and was produced on handmade Fabriano Cotton Privilege paper, embossed by the Keith Haring Foundation in the bottom left, and stamped by the same in lower left. On its reverse you will find a Griphy.Blog sticker for verification. It is double matted and framed under glass and it comes with a COA. It was acquired from a European art dealer.

    Provenance:
  • Acquired from a European fine art dealer
  • Dimensions:
  • 22 inches x 30 inches
  • Artist Name:
  • Keith Haring
  • Medium:
  • Lithograph
  • Notes:
  • About The Artist: Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. After graduating from high school in 1976, Haring enrolled in the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh, a commercial arts school. He soon realized that he had little interest in becoming a commercial graphic artist and, after two semesters, dropped out. While in Pittsburgh, Haring continued to study and work on his own and in 1978 had a solo exhibition of his work at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center. Later that year, Haring moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts. He befriended fellow artists Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat, as well as the musicians, performance artists and graffiti writers within the burgeoning art community. Haring was also inspired by the work of Pierre Alechinsky, Jean Dubuffet, Paul Klee, William Burroughs and Robert Henri's manifesto The Art Spirit, which asserted the fundamental independence of the artist. Also drawn to the public and participatory nature of Christo's work and by Andy Warhol's unique fusion of art and life, Haring was determined to devote his career to creating a truly public art. Between 1980 and 1985, Haring produced hundreds of these public drawings in rapid rhythmic lines, sometimes creating as many as forty subway drawings in one day. Between 1980 and 1989, Haring achieved international recognition and participated in several art exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in New York was held at the Westbeth Painters Space in 1981. In 1982, he made his Soho gallery debut with an acclaimed one-man show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. In 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop, a retail store in Soho selling T-shirts, toys, posters, buttons and magnets bearing his images. Haring considered the shop to be an extension of his work and painted the entire interior of the store in an abstract black on white mural, creating a striking and unique retail environment. The shop was intended to allow people greater access to his work, readily available on products at a low cost. Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children's day care centers and orphanages. Haring also held drawing workshops for children in schools and museums in New York, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo and Bordeaux, and produced imagery for literacy programs, environmental movements, human rights awareness and other public service campaigns. Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988. In 1989, he established the Keith Haring Foundation, its mandate being to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children's programs, and to expand the audience for Haring's work through exhibitions, publications and the licensing of his images. Haring enlisted his imagery during the last years of his life to speak about his own illness and generate activism and awareness about AIDS. During a brief but intense career that spanned the 1980s, Haring's work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century. Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990.
  • Condition:
  • Excellent

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