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Keith Haring
Composition - Original Lithograph 1983

1983

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This b/w lithographed print on paper is from the "Keith Haring-Lucio Amelio" artist's book, created by Keith Haring (Pennsylvania, 1958 - New York 1990) in 1983. An original print without text, from the artist's book composed of 30 plates realized by Haring in collaboration with the Italian gallerist Lucio Amelio in 1983. With a limited edition of 300 specimens. Published by Amelio Editore, Naples. Printed by La Buona Stampa di Ercolano, Naples. Made on the occasion of Keith Haring's first Italian exhibition in June 1983 at the Lucio Amelio Gallery in Naples; this plate with the others 29 were bound by the Neapolitan gallerist with the editorial binding in yellow canvas, with an illustrated cover with "Radiant Baby", the same repeated on the front page.

Details

  • Artist
    Keith Haring (1958-1990, American)
  • Creation Year
    1983
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Width: 13.19 in. (33.5 cm)Depth: 0.08 in. (2 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1048161stDibs: LU65035546691

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About Keith Haring (Artist)

Keith Haring (1958–90) began experimenting with his bold, graphic lines and cartoon-inspired figures on the walls of New York City subway stations in the early 1980s. He called them his “laboratory,” places to develop a radical new aesthetic based on an ideology of creating truly democratic public art.


Haring’s paintings, prints and murals address the universal themes of death, love and sex, as well as contemporary issues he experienced personally, like the crack-cocaine and AIDS epidemics. They derive much of their impact from the powerful contrast between these serious subjects and the joyful, vibrant pictographic language he uses to express them, full of dancing figures, babies, barking dogs, hearts and rhythmic lines, as well as references to pop culture.


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 Basquiat. While his works sometimes included text, for the most part, he chose to communicate through drawing. “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times,” Haring once declared. “It lives through magic.”

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