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Keith Haring Drawings (Tony Shafrazi Gallery)

1982

$2,250

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An original offset-lithograph, exhibition poster on light wove paper by American artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) titled "Keith Haring Drawings (Tony Shafrazi Gallery)", 1982. Edition size unknown. Printer unknown and published by Tony Shafrazi Gallery in New York, NY. Poster designed by Haring for his special exhibition "Keith Haring Drawings" at Tony Shafrazi Gallery October 9 - November 13, 1982. This was Haring's first solo exhibition at a major gallery. Reference: "Catalogue Raisonné: Keith Haring Posters" - Plate 1, No. 2, page 20, 88; "Keith Haring - Posters 2017" (Jurgen Doring, Claus von der Osten) - No. 3, page 33, 106. Provenance: private collection - Sheffield, UK; private collection - Germany. Recently framed in a contemporary white maple moulding and 'frame-space' to protect the poster. Framed size: 25" x 19.25". Sheet size: 23.88" x 17.88". Some mild handling creases. In otherwise excellent condition with clean edges, full margins, and no tears. Rare. Poster for the first exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery on Mercer Street in SoHo. Shafrazi would become Haring's gallerist. The print in white on black imitated the chalk drawings on black paper in New York subway stations. Note: Not to be confused with thousands of inkjet reproductions on the market, the works we offer here are the original vintage exhibition posters, hand-made by or under the supervision of the artist for various exhibitions they participated in and fully documented in the artist's catalogue raisonne of authentic original posters. 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. Hi 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.

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  • Creation Year
    1982
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • After
    Keith Haring (1958-1990, American)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Saint Augustine, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU12128360582

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