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Keith Haring

Keith Haring

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Nationality: American

Biography:
Much like his mentor Andy Warhol, the central focus of pop-modern graffiti artist Keith Haring’s career was to make art accessible to the public. Haring was interested in drawing from an early age, and even as a child gravitated towards cartooning and popular art. This interest in popular art led Haring to attend the Ivy School of Professional Art, but he quickly learned he had no interest in commercial graphic art, and in 1978 moved to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts. During his time in New York, Haring became infatuated with the alternative art community of the streets rather than the formal art world of museums and galleries, and decided to devote his career to bringing his art to the streets. He first began by displaying art in subway stations, and as his work gained momentum, he designed public works such as an animation for a billboard in Times Square, a mural for the Berlin wall, and designs for swatch watches. In 1986, Haring opened his own store in Soho called the Pop Shop that sold mass produced products of his work such as shirts and posters. Throughout his career, Haring also used his work to benefit the public by working in conjunction with literacy, environmental, human rights and children art education programs. Haring’s works were displayed on an international scale, and featured in the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Paris Biennial, and the Whitney Biennial.

 

Keith Haring Original Art Values Sold at Auction

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Keith Haring (1958-1990) USA-1, 1984 Oil on burlap 24-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches (62.2 x 54.6 cm) Signed, titled, and dated
Keith Haring (1958-1990) USA-1, 1984 Oil on burlap 24-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches (62.2 x 54.6 cm) Signed, titled, and dated...
Lot 69203
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
$162,500
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1981 Acrylic on canvasboard 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Signed twice, inscrib
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1981 Acrylic on canvasboard 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Signed twice, inscrib...
Lot 69201
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
$100,000
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1982 Ink on paper 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated verso:
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1982 Ink on paper 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated verso:...
Lot 77117
Auction 5300
Monday, May 22, 2017
$93,750.00
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, pl. IV, from Pop Shop III, 1989 Screenprint in colors on wove paper 11-3/8 x 1
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, pl. IV, from Pop Shop III, 1989 Screenprint in colors on wove paper 11-3/8 x 1...
Lot 60059
Auction 5344
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
$18,125.00
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Chocolate Buddha Green, 1989 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 19 x 24-5/8 inches (48.3 x...
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Chocolate Buddha Green, 1989 Lithograph in colors on Arches paper 19 x 24-5/8 inches (48.3 x... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 60058
Auction 5344
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
$9,375.00

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Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1984 Sumi ink on paper 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated o...
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1984 Sumi ink on paper 23 x 29 inches (58.4 x 73.7 cm) (sheet) Signed and dated o... (1)

Auction 5357
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1989 Ink on cardboard 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) Signed and dated on recto: ... (...
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1989 Ink on cardboard 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm) Signed and dated on recto: ... (1)

Auction 5357
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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After Keith Haring Sesame Street Break-Dancers, (three works) Marker on overhead sheet 10-1/2 x 12-3/8 inches (26... (3)
After Keith Haring Sesame Street Break-Dancers, (three works) Marker on overhead sheet 10-1/2 x 12-3/8 inches (26... (3)

Auction 191822
Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) Lucky Strike (white), poster, 1987 Offset lithograph on smooth wove paper 39-1/2 x...
Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) Lucky Strike (white), poster, 1987 Offset lithograph on smooth wove paper 39-1/2 x... (1)

Auction 5373
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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After Keith Haring Into 84, exhibition poster, 1983 Lithograph in colors on paper 35-1/8 x 23-1/8 inches (89.2 x 58...
After Keith Haring Into 84, exhibition poster, 1983 Lithograph in colors on paper 35-1/8 x 23-1/8 inches (89.2 x 58.... (1)

Auction 5360
Sunday, June 10, 2018
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