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Best Buddies Poster /// Keith Haring Street Pop Art New York IDD Nonprofit Org

1989

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Artist: (after) Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) Title: "Best Buddies" *Issued unsigned, though signed and dated by Haring in the plate (printed signature) center right Year: 1989 Medium: Original Offset-Lithograph, Poster on light smooth wove paper Limited edition: Unknown Printer: Unknown Publisher: Best Buddies, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Framing: Recently framed, the sheet is floated over a white mat in a black contemporary moulding Framed size: 39.25" x 27.25" Sheet size: 32" x 20.13" Image size: 13.75" x 17.88" Condition: Some minor cosmetic wear to framing. In excellent condition with strong colors Extremely rare Notes: Provenance: private collection - Morgantown, WV. Printed in five colors: purple, turquoise, black, yellow, and red-orange. Poster produced to promote the newly founded nonprofit organization "Best Buddies", Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in late 1989. The image featured on this poster is Haring's 1990 screenprint edition "Best Buddies", (Littmann No. 116, page 184-185), which would effectively become the last edition Haring ever created shortly before his death. And that work is based off his 1987, untitled screenprint edition (Plate 1) from his 1987 "Pop Shop I" portfolio, (Littman No. 61, page 82). Keith Haring created and donated what has become the "Best Buddies" logo. It incorporates a colorful creation that represents one-to-one affection and acceptance. The image is a work of art in itself, and therefore it is important to preserve its integrity as such. "Best Buddies" was made into a limited edition print in order to help raise additional funds for the project, helping to raise over $500,000. The logo is licensed, managed and monitored by the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, NY. Originally founded in 1987, and later officially incorporated on January 19, 1989 by Anthony Shriver at Georgetown University, Best Buddies has grown into an international nonprofit comprising a network of chapters dedicated to promoting a more inclusive community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their mission is centered on “establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living." GIA Gallery Poster Disclaimer: Not to be confused with thousands of contemporary inkjet/giclée/digital reproductions ignorantly or deliberately passed off as originals on the market today. The examples we offer here are the original period vintage (exhibition) posters, created and designed by, or under the supervision and authorization of the artist or their respective estate (posthumously), for various exhibitions and events in which they participated. If applicable, this poster is also fully documented within its respective artists' official catalogue raisonné of authentic graphic works, prints, and or posters. Biography: One of the key figures in New York's East Village art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, Keith Haring (1958 – 1990) developed a unique and distinctly personal vocabulary of bold, graphic icons—barking dogs, flying saucers, winged figures, and a crawling "radiant baby"—which he combined with abstract marks and patterns in densely packed, compositions. Raised in Pennsylvania, Haring briefly attended the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh before relocating to New York City and enrolling in The School of Visual Arts. In New York, he was swept up in the energy and spirit of the thriving alternative art community that was developing in the downtown streets, the subways and dance halls. Also drawn to the interactive nature of Christo’s installations and how art and life intersected in Andy Warhol’s work, Haring devoted his career to creating public art that could be enjoyed by art admirers of all ages. Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. Between 1982 and 1989, he produced more than 50 public artworks in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages. His "Crack is Wack" mural (1986) is a landmark along New York’s FDR Drive, and the same year he worked with 900 children to create a mural for the centennial of the Statue of Liberty. Haring was diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, and during the last years of his life he used his imagery to speak about his own illness and increase awareness about AIDS. In 1989, he established the Keith Haring Foundation with the intention of providing funding to AIDS organizations and children’s programs, and to expand the audience for his work through exhibitions and image licensing. Keith Haring died of AIDS related complications at the age of 31 on February 16, 1990.
  • Creation Year:
    1989
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 39.25 in (99.7 cm)Width: 27.25 in (69.22 cm)
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  • After:
    Keith Haring (1958-1990, American)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU121214332992
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