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What mediums did Keith Haring use?
Keith Haring worked in a variety of mediums. The legendary Pennsylvania-born artist experimented with painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance, video, murals and more. In 2023, a series of digital drawings Haring made on a personal computer during the late 1980s went to auction. No canvas was off limits, either, as he painted on wood, vast tarps and sheets of metal. Haring was always experimenting, even in his early days as an artist.

When Haring arrived in New York City, he was drawn to subway graffiti and other street art, and was soon drawing with chalk on the black sheets of paper that were affixed to subway panels when there wasn’t a poster advertisement to populate the space.

To make his art even more accessible, in 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop in Soho. In a foreshadowing of today’s intermingling of art and fashion, the shop sold merchandise and novelty items featuring imagery by Haring and contemporaries like Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Keith Haring Free South Africa poster 1985
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Free South Africa 1985: Original 1985 Keith Haring Free South Africa poster- a key historical Keith Haring activist poster ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Keith Haring Into 84 (set of 2 Haring Shafrazi announcements)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
'Keith Haring Painted Man'/Keith Haring Into 84: A set of 2 announcement cards for Keith Haring’s well-documented exhibition, 'Into 84' at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, 1983. For this series Haring borrowed Jones' body — from head to toe — as the canvas to his work. A bodily canvas defined by much of the bold pictograms characteristic of Haring's artistic signature. Photos by Haring's long-time friend and collaborator Tseng Kwong Chi. Looks fantastic framed as a set. Off-set printed gallery announcements, 1983. Dimensions: 6 x 4 inches (applies to each individual). Good overall condition with well-preserved colors. Some surface creating to red card. Unsigned from an edition of unknown. Further About: In 1983 Keith Haring teamed up with award-winning choreographer and dancer Bill T. Jones, founder of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Keith and Bill met in London in 1983 at a time when the graffiti artist was opening a major show at the Robert Fraser Gallery, and together they produced a series of exceptional collaborations in both performance and drawing. Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist known for his illustrative depictions of figures and symbols. His white chalk drawings could often been found on the blank poster marquees in New York’s public spaces and subways. “I don't think art is propaganda,” he once stated. “It should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.” Born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, PA, he grew up in neighboring Kutztown, where he was inspired to draw from an early age by Walt Disney cartoons and his father who was an amateur cartoonist. After briefly studying commercial art in Pittsburgh, Haring came across a show of the works of Pierre Alechinksy and decided to pursue a career in fine art instead. He moved to New York in the late 1970s to attend the School of Visual Arts, and soon immersed himself in the city’s graffiti culture. By the mid-1980s, he had befriended fellow artists Andy Warhol, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and collaborated with celebrities like the singer Grace Jones. Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 1988, Haring’s prodigious career was brief, and he died of AIDS-related complications on February 16, 1990 at the age of 31. Before his death, Haring established the Keith Haring Foundation, a non-profit committed to raising awareness of the illness through art programing and community outreach. Throughout his career, Haring made his art widely available through the location of his murals, as well as through the Pop Shop—Haring's own storefront which he used to sell his memorabilia.The artist’s mural Crack is Wack (1986), can still be seen today on a retaining wall along FDR Drive in Manhattan. Haring’s works can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Related Categories Modern Dance. Ballet. Keith Haring Figurative Drawings. Keith Haring Into 84 poster. Keith Haring and Tony Shafrazi. Haring Shafrazi.
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Signed Keith Haring 1983 exhibition poster (Keith Haring New York 1983)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Signed Keith Haring 1983 exhibition poster: Hand-signed early 1980s Keith Haring exhibition poster published on the occasion of: ‘Art of...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph, Offset

Rare 1980s Keith Haring Record Art (Keith Haring David Bowie)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring record art 1983 & 1988: A set of 2 rare 1980s Japanese vinyl records featuring original artwork by Keith Haring: David BOWIE "Without You" & Hiroshima All Stars. Truly vibrant colors that make for stand-out wall art and unique vintage Keith Haring collectibles. *1st Pressings 1983 & 1988 (not re-issues). Medium: Off-Set Lithograph on vinyl record covers. Dimensions: 7 x 7 inches. Printed signatures on lower right & left dated - 1983 & 1988 respectively. Light signs of handling; otherwise good to very overall vintage condition. Includes the original records (very good condition). Literature/References: Taschen: Art Record Covers. _ Keith Haring Album Art: a brief history:  Whether collaborating with Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, regularly frequenting clubs like Paradise Garage alongside close friend Larry Levan, or sketching DJ robots, New York artist and activist Keith Haring’s work was deeply entwined with the music world lending his vision to sounds by everyone from David Bowie to Run DMC. Looking for something cool to complement this work? Please feel free to browse additional items like this from Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring & more on our 1stDibs gallery page.  Related Categories Keith Haring prints. Keith Haring figurative. East Village art...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Offset

Keith Haring - Tokyo Fabric Basketball
By Keith Haring
Located in Central, HK
The pattern on this special edition, composite leather Basketball from round21 features details from Haring’s Tokyo Fabric Design (1988), inspired by his time spent in Japan, as well as two panels containing the artist’s signature. In 1986, artist Keith Haring opened his Pop Shop on Lafayette Street in New York City. (It closed in 2005). After Haring visited Tokyo in 1983 and ‘86, he was inspired to open a second Pop Shop there, in 1987. The space was made out of two metal shipping containers welded together to form one large room. Even though the Tokyo Pop Shop was short-lived (it closed in 1988), it had a significant impact on Japanese pop culture. (And the structure itself was preserved and brought to the U.S.) The Keith Haring Tokyo...
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2010s Mixed Media

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Leather

Keith Haring - Untitled Framed Print
By Keith Haring
Located in Central, HK
This print features a reproduction of Untitled (1984) by Keith Haring, an artist renowned globally. One of the key figures in New York's East Village art scene in the 1980s, Keith Ha...
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2010s Figurative Prints

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Paper

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