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Keith Haring Limited Edition Signed Lithograph Collection (4)
Starting Bid - $2,500.00, Sold For - $9,280.00
Keith Haring first attracted serious attention in the New York art scene during the late 1970s. His artworks, however, did not appear in conventional venues. Instead, they were displayed underground in subway stations. Eschewing canvas and easel, Haring was drawn instead to the unused, black-paper advertising panels found in many of the subway stations. Soon, his white chalk drawings were a common sight to thousands of commuters each day. That recognition ultimately led to a number of gallery showings both in the United States and abroad. As his international fame grew, Haring (on the advice of his friend and mentor Andy Warhol) later opened his widely successful "Pop Shop" in Manhattan, which not only allowed him to capitalize on his popular images but also helped to introduce his artwork to a broader audience. Despite his commercial successes, Haring never ceased to take part in worthwhile projects for charitable organizations. A victim of Aids, he later created the Keith Haring Foundation, whose main goal is to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations and children's programs. Unfortunately, Haring passed away in 1990 at the age of 31. Today his original works can be found in the art world's most prestigious venues including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute in Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Offered are four limited edition signed lithographs created by Keith Haring in 1987. Each of the individual lithos is numbered "42/100" and is signed and dated ("87") by Haring in pencil along the lower right. While each of these lithographs is a separate work, they have been matted and framed together in a single presentation and thus resemble one of Haring's famous quad images. The visible image area of each litho measures approximately 10 x 13 inches and all are in Near Mint condition. Total framed dimensions: 39 x 35 inches. LOA from Steve Grad & John Reznikoff/PSA DNA. Reserve $2,500. Estimate $5,000/$10,000. SOLD FOR $9,280.00
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