Untitled – 1983
Enamel on carved wood
Incised with artist's signature and date on verso "K.Haring 83 Nov." and further signed and dated in marker also on verso "© 1983 KEITH HARING + KERMIT OSWALD" Verso also with exhibition label of TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY and inventory/exhibition number #765.
41.75 inches x 35.75 inches x 2.5 inches
Acquired directly by consignor from Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, with original receipt of purchase, dated September 24, 1985.
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York.
For a very similar example see: Sale of Phillips New York: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, lot 137, also dated Nov. 83 and also from the Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York.
An insight to Haring's well known sense of humor can be found on the reverse of the offered lot in which Haring has incised the comment "THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE" along with an incised arrow pointing to what he might have assumed people would view as an unintentional missing head.
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