Keith Haring

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Keith Haring

Paintings

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

ItemRealized
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, 1984Oil on burlap24-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches (62.2 x 54.6 cm)Signed, titled, and dated...
Lot 69203
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
$162,500.00
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, 1981Acrylic on canvasboard11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)Signed twice, inscrib...
Lot 69201
Auction 5258
Monday, May 2, 2016
$100,000.00
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, 1982Ink on paper23 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) Medusa Head, 1986 Aquatint on Hahnemühle paper 50-1/4 x 93-3/4 inches (127.6 x 238.1 cm) (...
Keith Haring (1958-1990)Medusa Head, 1986Aquatint on Hahnemühle paper50-1/4 x 93-3/4 inches (127.6 x 238.1 cm) (pl...
Lot 69072
Auction 5267
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
$52,500.00
Keith Haring (1958-1990) Pop Shop Quad II (set of four), 1988 The complete set of four screenprints in colors 10-1/2...
Keith Haring (1958-1990)Pop Shop Quad II (set of four), 1988The complete set of four screenprints in colors10-1/2 ... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 65046
Auction 5304
Monday, April 10, 2017
$45,000.00

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ItemCurrent Bid
After Keith Haring Sesame Street Breakdancers (White) (three works) 1987 Ink on overhead sheet, each 10-1/2 x 12-1/2...
After Keith Haring Sesame Street Breakdancers (White) (three works) 1987Ink on overhead sheet, each10-1/2 x 12-1/2... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 60099
Auction 5364
Monday, November 6, 2017
$800.00
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After Keith Haring Sesame Street Breakdancers Animation Cell (Purple) (three works), 1987 Ink on overhead sheet, eac...
After Keith Haring Sesame Street Breakdancers Animation Cell (Purple) (three works), 1987Ink on overhead sheet, eac... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 60098
Auction 5364
Monday, November 6, 2017
$800.00
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After Keith Haring Homo Decoreans and Fill Your Head with Fun! (two posters), 1988 Offset lithographs in colors o... (To...
After Keith Haring Homo Decoreans and Fill Your Head with Fun! (two posters), 1988Offset lithographs in colors o... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 60097
Auction 5364
Monday, November 6, 2017
$800.00
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