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After Keith Haring

Auction Lot 35352074
After KEITH HARING (Pennsylvania, 1958- New York, 1990). For Skateroom.
"Smile on strips".
Pair of skateboards.
Screenprints on Canadian wood.
Printed signature.
Measurements: 76,5 x 23 cm; 80 x 21 cm.

Estimated Value : 600 - 800 €

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After KEITH HARING (Pennsylvania, 1958- New York, 1990). For Skateroom.
"Smile on strips".
Pair of skateboards.
Screenprints on Canadian wood.
Printed signature.
Measurements: 76.5 x 23 cm; 80 x 21 cm.

Keith Haring's iconic "Smile On Stripes" artwork printed on the skateboard deck was part of The Skateroom's 2022 collection. Co-published with the Keith Haring Foundation.

Considered the figurehead of 1980s urban art, Haring's unstoppable career, which led him to become a Warhol colleague and media superstar, began with his work in the New York subway. The enormous popularity of Haring's urban work among the people of New York immediately caught the attention of the art establishment. Consequently, Andy Warhol adopted him into his circle, and the then emerging gallerist Tony Shafrazi organized a resounding solo exhibition for him in 1982 that was to be the launching pad for his unstoppable success. He soon exhibited his work at the gallery of the influential Leo Castelli and established himself as a professional art star.
Keith Haring was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti emerged from the street culture of New York City in the 1980s. Haring's work grew in popularity thanks to his spontaneous drawings on the New York City subway in chalk on black and white advertising space backgrounds. After achieving public recognition, he created large-scale works as murals.His later work often addressed political and social issues, especially homosexuality and AIDS, through his own iconography. Today Haring's work is divided between major private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Bass Museum in Miami; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He also created a wide variety of public works, including the infirmary at Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry, New Yorkand the second-floor men's room at Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan, which was later transformed into an office and is known as the Keith Haring Room. In January 2019, an exhibit called "Keith Haring New York" opened at New York Law School in the main building of its Tribeca campus.


This lot can be seen at the Setdart Barcelona Gallery located at C/Aragón, 346.



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