Keith Haring (1958-1990)USA-1, 1984Oil on burlap24-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches (62.2 x 54.6 cm)Signed, titled, and dated...
Auction amount: $162,500
Sold: May 2, 2016
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
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...
Monday, May 2, 2016
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...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Untitled, 1981 Acrylic on canvasboard 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) Signed twice, inscrib...
Monday, May 2, 2016
Keith Haring (1958-1990) One Plate, from The Fertility Suite, 1983 Screenprint in colors on wove paper 42 x 49-1/...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Pop Shop I, set of four, 1987 Screenprints in colors on wove paper 10-1/2 x 13-3/8 inches (2... (Total: 4 Items)
Monday, October 22, 2018
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Keith Haring (1958-1990) Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue, 1982 Felt tip marker on cover page 9-1/8 x 9-1/...
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