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Artwork information

Category

Drawing

Technique

Color inks on paper

Date

1981 - 1986

Dimensions

35.5 cm x 28 cm

Signature

Signed lower right

Proof(s) of authenticity

The Artwork Certification, its Detailed Provenance and Property Titles are delivered to the Purchaser upon the Sale of the Artwork.

State of conservation

Very good

Framing

No

Location

Canada

Description

Message from the Artwork :  "Buddy trying to climb the social Ladder"
 
This original Artwork was one of hundreds of Sketches that Keith Haring (1958-1990), this great artisan of New York pop art of the 80s, drew by refining gradually to improve the animation of his legendary characters, just as their immanent messages, so that this same original Drawing becomes the Matrix of large print, then affixed as his own signature on many popular retail clothes.

Provenance

1) Until 1986, at Keith Haring ;
2) In 1986, to a close friend * of Keith Haring, as well as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Haring’s employee since 1980 at his East Village Workshop ;
3) Since 2001, to the latter's Father *, the current Owner of the Artwork.
 
(*) The detailed Provenance identifying the Owners, the Ownership of the Artwork, the Haring’s Sale Contract, the Certification, the inherent Photos and the relevant Documentation are given to the Purchaser upon the Sale of the Artwork.

Bibliography

Archive Number :  SBRC-HRNG-408, Lot HK 7 - Page 10 of the WFACE Catalog


Keith Haring

Painter
Drawer
Sculptor
United StatesBorn in : 1958Famous artistFamous artist

Keith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1958. From an early age, he enjoyed the music of Aerosmith and the Beatles, and developed a passion for drawing. His parents and teachers encouraged him to continue drawing. At the age of 18, Keith Haring began studying graphic design in Pittsburgh, and continued his training at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

In the 1980s, Haring discovered New York's alternative culture, which, outside of galleries and museums, developed means of expression in new spaces. The city became a favourite playground for many artists. Keith Haring drew hundreds of drawings in white chalk, particularly in the underground. He was regularly arrested by the police for vandalism. He practiced his art in the streets to make it accessible to everyone. Thanks in part to his works in the underground, Keith Haring became an important figure in New York art and participated in successful exhibitions. He became friends with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna, Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol.

In his works, Keith Haring evokes: racism and prejudice, world peace, the protection of children, the AIDS virus, the consumer society? He has painted large murals for orphanages, hospitals, or on the Berlin Wall. His style is recognizable by everyone: simplified shapes and bright colours make up his creations.

In 1986, he opened his Pop Shop in Manhattan, a shop selling t-shirts, posters, and objects that reflect his art. The aim of this approach is to make his art accessible to as many people as possible. A real revolution in the world of art! The following year, he opened another Pop Shop in Tokyo.

Keith Haring died of AIDS in February 1990 at the age of 31, leaving behind him a committed and fascinating work.


"Art is not an elitist activity reserved for the appreciation of a small number of amateurs, it is for everyone." Keith Haring 

Keith Haring

United StatesBorn in : 1958Famous artistFamous artist
Painter
Drawer
Sculptor

Keith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1958. From an early age, he enjoyed the music of Aerosmith and the Beatles, and developed a passion for drawing. His parents and teachers encouraged him to continue drawing. At the age of 18, Keith Haring began studying graphic design in Pittsburgh, and continued his training at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

In the 1980s, Haring discovered New York's alternative culture, which, outside of galleries and museums, developed means of expression in new spaces. The city became a favourite playground for many artists. Keith Haring drew hundreds of drawings in white chalk, particularly in the underground. He was regularly arrested by the police for vandalism. He practiced his art in the streets to make it accessible to everyone. Thanks in part to his works in the underground, Keith Haring became an important figure in New York art and participated in successful exhibitions. He became friends with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Madonna, Kenny Scharf, Andy Warhol.

In his works, Keith Haring evokes: racism and prejudice, world peace, the protection of children, the AIDS virus, the consumer society? He has painted large murals for orphanages, hospitals, or on the Berlin Wall. His style is recognizable by everyone: simplified shapes and bright colours make up his creations.

In 1986, he opened his Pop Shop in Manhattan, a shop selling t-shirts, posters, and objects that reflect his art. The aim of this approach is to make his art accessible to as many people as possible. A real revolution in the world of art! The following year, he opened another Pop Shop in Tokyo.

Keith Haring died of AIDS in February 1990 at the age of 31, leaving behind him a committed and fascinating work.


"Art is not an elitist activity reserved for the appreciation of a small number of amateurs, it is for everyone." Keith Haring