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Keith Haring Abstract Prints

American, 1958-1990

Keith Haring 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 Jean-Michel 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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Artist: Keith Haring
Limited Edition Coloring Book (Artist Book of 20 Bound Offset Lithographs), 1985
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Keith Haring Coloring Book (Artist Book of 20 Bound Offset Lithographs), 1985, 1986 Artist Book of 20 staple bound Offset Lithographs Plate signed on cover page; with publisher and a...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset, Mixed Media

Keith Haring Rain Dance 1985 (Keith Haring posters)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Rain Dance 1985: RARE original 1980s Keith Haring illustrated poster announcement for a legendary Keith Haring UNICEF benefit party at Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage in 1985. An event organized & curated by Keith Haring; with cohosts including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein & more. A event organized by Haring on behalf of UNICEF’s African Emergency Relief Fund. Beautifully combines Haring’s trademark kinetic figures set amidst a standout blue and black color-way. Rare. Medium: Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper. 1985. Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches (folded open). Fair overall vintage condition. Minor wear to center fold-line; minor separation to the mid far-left edge; surface loss lower left. Otherwise well-preserved. Printed signature, ‘Keith Haring 1985’ on lower right from a scarce edition of unknown. Looks fantastic framed. More on Keith Haring Rain Dance: Curated and organized by Keith Haring, Rain Dance was a 1985 benefit for UNICEF’s African Emergency Relief Fund. Participating artists famously included: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Larry Levan, Fred Brathwaite, Christo, Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Crash, Futura 2000, Jenny Holzer, John Lennon, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Brice Marden, Robert Morris, Yoko Ono, Lee Quiñones, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Tseng Kwong Chi, and Andy Warhol. _ Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990), a Neo-Pop and Graffiti artist, had a short but prolific career centered on a vision to unite “high art,” urban aesthetics, and public spaces using humorous, irreverent, and poignant works. Born in Pennsylvania, Haring attended the Ivy School of Art in Pittsburgh for two years, planning to become a commercial artist. He found this path unsatisfying, and instead chose to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he met fellow artists Jean Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Haring immersed himself in the culture of the city’s streets and clubs, and, in 1980, began covering the blank billboards on subway station walls with his Subway drawings in chalk. Haring’s bold public art attracted the attention of several galleries, and, by the early 1980s, he was painting Neo-Pop works and large murals full time. In an effort to make his art widely accessible, Haring opened the Pop Shop in 1986 in downtown New York, selling commercial items adorned with his signature, cartoonish imagery. Haring combined graffiti, hip-hop, and urban aesthetics, frequently depicting animals, figures, commercial icons, sexual imagery, and childlike motifs in pieces that were both playful and concerned with social issues. His work became increasingly confrontational following his 1987 diagnosis of AIDS. Haring resolved to work harder than ever in his remaining years, creating pieces with a fervent speed and devoting his art to social action in addition to his personal expression. In 1989, he established the Keith Haring Foundation, whose goal is to promote art programs and public spaces for children, and to raise awareness about AIDS. Haring died on February 16, 1990 in New York at the age of 31. In addition to hundreds of exhibitions held during his lifetime, Haring has been the subject of numerous retrospectives in New York, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Berlin since his death. Related Categories: Keith Haring posters. Keith Haring activist poster. Keith Haring Dancers. Street art. Graffiti. 1980s. Keith Haring Larry Levan. Keith Haring Paradise Garage...
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1980s Contemporary Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Keith Haring 1987 illustration art (vintage Keith Haring Yale University)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring 1987: The Yale Vernacular 1987, featuring classic cover art by Keith Haring. A rare stand-out vintage 1980s Keith Haring collectible that would look fantastic framed. Fe...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Offset, Paper

Keith Haring Fun Gallery 1983 (announcement)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Fun Gallery 1983: Rare original 1983 Keith Haring illustrated announcement published on the occasion of Haring's historic 1983 show at...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Offset

Keith Haring illustration art 1986 (Keith Haring 1986)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Cover Art 1986: A rare highly collectible 1986 art publication featuring standout cover art by Keith Haring. Offset printed cover art and interior illustrations; softco...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Rare Hiroshima Peace Celebration signed poster (hand signed by Keith Haring)
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Keith Haring Rare Hiroshima Peace Celebration poster (hand signed by Keith Haring), from the Patrick Eddington Collection, 1988 Original offset litho...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Permanent Marker, Offset

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 Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Growing 2, 1988
By Keith Haring
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed, numbered and dated '88 in pencil on recto in the lower right margin. Reference Littman, K, & Haring K. Keith Haring, Editions on Paper 1982-1990: The Complete Printed Wo...
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1980s Contemporary Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

Untitled Littmann 50
By Keith Haring
Located in Miami, FL
EA Artists Proof aside from edtion of 150. Screenprint in colors on Wove Paper. Hand signed, numbered from the Artists Proof edition of 20 and dated '85 in pencil right side margin. Published by Martin Lawrence Limited Editions, Inc., New York...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

Signed Keith Haring exhibition poster 1983 (Keith Haring 1983)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring 1983: A rare hand signed Keith Haring 1983 exhibition poster published on the occasion of: ‘Art of Found Objects’, Gallery Schlesinger-B...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Untitled (Cup Man), from Kinderstern
By Keith Haring
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Keith Haring Title: Untitled (Cup Man) Portfolio: Kinderstern Medium: Screenprint in colors on wove paper Date: 1989 Edition: 48/100 Frame Size: 37 3/4" x 30 3/4" Sheet Size:...
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1980s Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Story of Red and Blue: Plate 5
By Keith Haring
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Keith Haring Title: Plate 5 Portfolio: The Story of Red and Blue Medium: Lithograph Date: 1989 Edition: 33/90 Sheet Size: 22" x 16 1/2" Signature: Estate signed, verso
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1980s Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

1988 Man, Signed and inscribed, Estate of Dorothy Berenson Blau, Littmann PP. 92
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Keith Haring 1988 Man, from the Estate of Dorothy Berenson Blau (with unique inscription), 1988 Silkscreen. Signed and inscribed to pioneering Miami dealer...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen, Pencil

Icons (Winged Angel)
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
A very good impresson of this color screenprint with embossing on Arches Cover paper. Artist's proof, aside from the numbered edition of 250. Printed by Studio Heinrici, Ltd., New Yo...
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1990s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Color

Keith Haring Fun Gallery exhibition poster 1983 (vintage Keith Haring)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Fun Gallery 1983: Original 1983 Keith Haring illustrated exhibition poster published on the occasion of Haring's historic 1983 show at the Fun Gallery in the East Village. A classic array of early Haring imagery that reveals red and black interlocking figures. A rare example in very good overall vintage condition. Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper. 23 x 29 inches. Only some minor signs of handling; in otherwise very good overall vintage condition with strong colors; one of the better examples we've come across. Stored away from light; never mounted or framed. Unsigned from an edition of unknown; scarce. Catalog Raisonne: Keith Haring: Posters (Prestel Publishing). References: Included in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. About the Fun Gallery: Historic, short-lived, East Village gallery known for giving Keith Haring, Basquiat & Kenny Scharf some of their first solo shows. “FUN Gallery was a place where neighborhood kids, downtown artists, b-boys, rock, film, and rap stars mixed with museum directors art historians and uptown collectors at wild openings featuring artists like Futura, Fab 5...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Offset

Free South Africa, 1985 (#2)
By Keith Haring
Located in Greenwich, CT
The Free South Africa series deftly addresses the nature of South Africa's apartheid regime in Haring's unique and succinct visual language. Signed, dated, and numbered lower right e...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph, Paper

Silence = Death
By Keith Haring
Located in Hollywood, FL
Artist: Keith Haring Title: Silence = Death Size: 39 x 39 in. (99.1 x 99.1 cm) Medium: Color Screenprint on Wove Paper Edition: HC 15 of 25 Year: 1989 Notes: Image Size: 33 x 33 in...
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1980s Street Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Color, Screen

Untitled
By Keith Haring
Located in Hollywood, FL
Artist: Keith Haring Title: Untitled (Plate 1) Size: 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm) Medium: Lithograph of Arches Paper Edition: 23 of 40 Year: 1982 Notes: From a suite of six prints. S...
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1980s Street Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Keith Haring: Into 1984/Tony Shafrazi Gallery
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Color offset lithograph. Signed and dated in felt-tip pen and pink ink, lower right. Published by Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York.
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Color, Lithograph, Offset

Inflatable Baby (in original Pop Shop Box)
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Keith Haring Inflatable Baby (in original Pop Shop Box), 1985 Inflatable Vinyl Figure Authorized artist signature on outside of box. 6 × 6 9/10 × 2 1/5 inches Unframed Keith Haring’s Pop Shops were born out of the artist’s desire to make his whimsical aesthetic accessible to the widest audience possible. “I wanted it to be a place where, yes, not only collectors could come, but also kids from the Bronx,” Haring said of the Pop Shops. The street artist opened two Pop Shops—one in Manhattan in 1986 and another in Tokyo in 1987—where art, clothes, posters, other ephemera, and drawings by peers like Jean-Michel Basquiat could be purchased at affordable prices. Haring painted floor to ceiling murals at both boutiques, creating an immersive environment for visitors to browse and enjoy his beloved art. Today, Haring enthusiasts make the pilgrimage to see the original New York Pop Shop ceiling installed in the entryway of the New York Historical Society. This Keith Haring vinyl inflatable sculpture comes with the original screen printed box. This is the piece that was originally sold at Keith Haring's Pop Shop. Although the exact edition number is unknown, there were only a limited number of works created and sold by Haring in the Pop Shop - so these pieces are considered desirable collectors' items and are quite scarce - especially in such good condition with original box. Artwork shown inflated but actually comes uninflated and new in the vintage box...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Plastic, Cardboard, Mixed Media, Offset

Original historic Champions poster Scharf Cutrone (Hand signed by Keith Haring)
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Keith Haring Champions 1984 (Hand signed by Keith Haring), 1988 Offset lithograph (Hand signed and dated 1988 by Keith Haring with his logo) Boldly signed and dated '88 by Keith Haring with his distinctive logo in black marker under his printed signature. Published by The Contemporary Art Center of Cleveland Original vintage metal frame included This is the ORIGINAL (not a later reprint) 1984 invitation to the famous 1984 Champions show at the The Contemporary Art Center of Cleveland, Ohio. The artist who participated in this show and are named on the print are: Keith Haring, James Brown, Ronnie Cutrone, Brett De Palma, Future 2000, Kenny Scharf, and Dan Friedman...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Offset, Felt Pen, Lithograph

Keith Haring Paris 1987 (Keith Haring Pompidou)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Paris, 1987: Well-suited for framing, this vibrant oversized illustrated bag was designed by Keith Haring during his lifetime for the P...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Plastic, Offset, Lithograph

Keith Haring Crack Down! 1986 (vintage program)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring crack down! 1986: Vintage original 1986 Keith Haring illustrated Crack Down! benefit program. This folding pamphlet was designed & illustrated by Keith Haring (along with a poster of same), for the 1986 "Crackdown on Crack" concert at New York City’s world...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph

Bad Boys
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this screenprint on BFK Rives wove paper. One of 7 numbered artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 30. Signed, dated, inscribed "AP" and numbered 5/7 in...
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1980s Contemporary Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

The Valley
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this etching on white wove paper. Signed, dated and numbered 48/80 in pencil.
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1980s Contemporary Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Etching

Keith Haring illustated New Music Distribution Service 1986
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring New Music Distribution Service 1986: 1980s music distribution catalog featuring original cover art by Keith Haring. Features Haring pri...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Rare original Keith Haring Vinyl Record Art (Keith Haring Crack Is Wack)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare Keith Haring “Life is Fresh! Crack Is Wack!” 1987 sealed/unopened in its original shrink wrapping: A highly sought-after 1980s record album featurin...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Offset, Lithograph

Keith Haring Theater der Welt Frankfurt (Keith Haring 1985)
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring, Theater der Welt Lithograph, Frankfurt, Germany 1985: Original 1st printing produced during Haring's lifetime. Bold, stand-out colors that make for brilliant, largely s...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

Keith Haring Lucky Strike poster 1987
By Keith Haring
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Keith Haring Lucky Strike poster 1987: Vintage original 1980s Keith Haring poster designed & illustrated by Haring on behalf of the long-time cigare...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

Keith Haring Crack Down Concert Benefit Print Urban Art Contemporary Street NYC
By Keith Haring
Located in Draper, UT
Bill Graham revisited his old Bronx neighborhood in August, 1986 and, appalled to see that the drug culture had effectively wiped out the local culture, f...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Lithograph

Safe Sex! (Gundel 60), Keith Haring
By Keith Haring
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Keith Haring (1958-1990) Title: Safe Sex! (Gundel 60) Year: 1987-1988 Medium: Offset lithograph on paper mounted on rice paper Size: 29.52 x 27.36 inc...
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Offset

Poster for Nuclear Disarmament
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
This work by Keith Haring is offered by CLAMP in New York City. Poster for Nuclear Disarmament 1982 Printed signature and date, l.r.; Also hand-signed, dated, and inscribed, verso ...
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1980s Contemporary Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Paper, Lithograph, Offset

Pop Shop II: one plate (L. pp. 96-97)
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
1988 Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins 12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm) Edition of 200, HC Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, recto Framed
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1980s Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Paper, Screen

Untitled
By Keith Haring
Located in New York, NY
Created by Keith Haring in 1985 as an original screenprint in colors, Untitled, 1985 is hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil, measuring 23 ½ x 31 ½ in. (60 x 80 cm), unframed, f...
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20th Century Pop Art Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

One Plate, from Growing Suite
By Keith Haring
Located in Miami, FL
Hand signed, numbered and dated '88 in pencil on recto in the lower right margin. Reference Littman, K, & Haring K. Keith Haring, Editions on Paper 1982-1990: The Complete Printed Wo...
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1980s Contemporary Keith Haring Abstract Prints

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Screen

Keith Haring abstract prints for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Keith Haring abstract prints available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of abstract prints to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange, yellow and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Keith Haring in screen print, lithograph, offset print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Keith Haring abstract prints, so small editions measuring 6 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Jim Dine. Keith Haring abstract prints prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $280 and tops out at $185,000, while the average work can sell for $4,050.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring was a modern American artist and activist. He began as a street artist creating graffiti-inspired works throughout New York City’s subway system and would later produce public murals in cities all over the world. 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. In 1986, Haring opened a Pop Shop in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood to sell merchandise bearing his bold, cartoon-inspired designs. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Keith Haring art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring is originally from Kutztown, Pennsylvania, although he was born in the nearby city of Reading, Pennsylvania, on May 4, 1958. In 1978, Haring moved to New York City. He continued to live there until he died on February 16, 1990. Find a selection of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring is famous for producing bold cartoon-style art. You may see his work printed on everything from home décor to coffee mugs to fashion accessories. He gained notoriety for street art in his early days as an artist. Later, Haring’s revered paintings, prints and murals would address the universal themes of death, love and sex, as well as contemporary issues he experienced personally, like the crack-cocaine and AIDS epidemics. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Keith Haring art.
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    To pronounce Keith Haring, say "Keeth HEH-ring." Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. You'll find a range of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    In his early days as an artist, Keith Haring worked primarily in New York City, where he created murals on walls and unused advertising boards along Manhattan’s subway system. Once his work gained popularity, he traveled to produce work in Australia, Europe and elsewhere. You'll find a collection of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    Keith Haring's art was about a variety of subjects. His paintings, prints and murals addressed themes of death, love and sex, as well as contemporary issues, like drug use and the AIDS epidemic. His work derives much of its impact from the powerful contrast between these serious subjects and the joyful, vibrant pictographic language he used to express them. Haring’s enduring work is full of dancing figures, babies, barking dogs, hearts and rhythmic lines, as well as references to pop culture. On 1stDibs, explore a collection of Keith Haring art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania. After growing up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and briefly attending art school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he moved to New York City, where he made a name for himself creating street art on the subway system. Haring gained an even larger audience in the years that followed, producing public murals that were often commissioned and making art that was frequently informed by political and cultural issues. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Keith Haring art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring drew most of his inspiration from graffiti artists and got his start painting subway stations and other locations around New York City. In addition, artists such as Pierre Alechinsky, William Burroughs, Jean Dubuffet, Brion Gysin and Robert Henri influenced his work. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Keith Haring art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring is important primarily because his innovative work, which began as street art on the New York City subway, became widely known during the 1980s and influenced other artists working at the time. Haring was also an activist — his late-career prints and murals addressed contemporary issues he experienced personally, like the crack-cocaine and AIDS epidemics. Haring helped elevate graffiti art and was one of the first artists to begin placing his designs on merchandise sold to the general public through his Pop Shop in New York City. Shop a collection of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
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    For most of his life, Keith Haring lived in New York City and died there on February 16, 1990. He grew up in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, and briefly attended an art school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After he arrived in New York in 1978, he turned the city into a gallery space, creating murals in public areas like subway stations. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Keith Haring art.
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    The Keith Haring Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded by the artist Keith Haring in 1989. Its mission is to provide funding for nonprofit organizations who offer services and programs for children or conduct research or educational initiatives related to AIDS.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Some facts about Keith Haring include that he began his career by creating street art in New York subway stations, which he referred to as his "laboratory." In 1986, Haring opened the Pop Shop in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood and began selling merchandise and novelty items featuring imagery by himself and contemporaries like Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Also, the world's largest jigsaw puzzle features Haring's artwork and consists of 32,000 pieces. After his death, his estate formed the Keith Haring Foundation to raise awareness about AIDS and fund research into the autoimmune disease. On 1stDibs, explore a wide range of Keith Haring art.
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    There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to determine whether your Keith Haring is real or fake. Authentic Keith Haring artwork features a continuous, unbroken line, a subtle signature, barking dogs and crying babies. There are often fakes and the story of them being a gift to an old boyfriend is often an invalid provenance. Shop a collection of authentic Keith Haring artwork from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    For his earlier works of art, Keith Haring found inspiration in graffiti and applied paint or chalk to advertising boards spread across New York City that had not yet been used. Much of Haring’s street art was created in subway stations. As his work became more widely known, Haring was frequently commissioned for public murals and would often paint in oils and acrylics on canvas. He also produced merchandise bearing some of his most famous designs. Shop a selection of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
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    You can buy Keith Haring art from a variety of sources. One option is to go through an auction house or reputable art dealer. Some trusted online platforms also sell pieces by Keith Haring. You'll find a collection of expertly vetted Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
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    The Keith Haring Foundation owns international copyright to artwork created by Keith Haring. In 1989, Haring himself established the foundation to ensure that his philanthropic legacy would continue. The Keith Haring Foundation today makes grants to charitable activities in accordance with Haring’s wishes. Shop a selection of Keith Haring pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
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    The Keith Haring Foundation owns the Keith Haring estate. In 1989, the American artist set up the foundation to guarantee that his philanthropic efforts would continue after his death. Under the foundation's structure, The Keith Haring Studio is the owner of the copyrights to all of Haring's works. Find an assortment of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 11, 2024
    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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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    What Keith Haring's figures mean depends on the lines near them. Curves show that a figure is in motion, while short straight lines represent sound. The figures themselves are usually meant to signify various roles in society. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Keith Haring art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Keith Haring became famous largely through people viewing the street art he created in subway stations and other locations in New York City. Throughout the 1980s, he was commissioned to produce art in dozens of cities all over the world and showed his works in solo and group exhibitions. A 1982 show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Soho, New York City, earned rave reviews and greatly contributed to his fame. You'll find a selection of Keith Haring art on 1stDibs.

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