Keith Haring (1958-1990) – US-American artist
Signed and dated in felt penat the left margin of the fan, ‘K. Haring 89’; stamped in red with ‘FMA’ and star
Size of the fan: circa 46 x 28 cm
Mounted under glass in a partly silvered and profiled wooden frame: 71 x 50.5 cm
Provenance: Private collection, Switzerland
A characteristic work of Keith Haring, which was made as a gift of the artist to the Pop singer Graces Jones
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Keith Haring (1958-1990) began his career as a draftsman in 1980 in New York. By 1982, he became internationally renowned with his ‘stick mans’ rendered in fast and dynamic lines. Haring's works are characterized by his enthusiasm for the comic and show influences of his training as a graphic designer. The ‘Graffiti Writing’, which came up at the end of the 1960s in New York and which had a strong impact on Haring thanks to his friend and graffiti artist L.A. II, was particularly crucial.
The work is in good condition with a few minor stains affecting the paper of the fan and light wear to the frame. The fan is approximately 46 x 28 cm in size, and the frame measures 71 x 50.5 cm.
Keith Haring (1958-1990)
Keith Haring was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and studied graphic art in Pittsburgh. In 1978, he moved to New York, where he visited the School of Visual Arts and was inspired by graffiti writings. He became famous for his chalk drawings on covered billboards in the subways of New York. At this time, the Radiant Baby (Baby with the Aureole) became his symbol. He participated in the Times Square Exhibition and drew animals and human faces for the first time. In the 1980s, he exhibited at the documenta and became acquainted with Andy Warhol. In 1986, he opened the Pop Shop in Soho. In 1989, Haring became involved in a wide spread campaign for AIDS prevention and founded the nonprofit Keith Haring Foundation. (cko)
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