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Private Collection 11" X 12.5" Attrib. With Certificate was an American artist whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Haring's work grew to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subway chalk outlines of figures, dogs, and other stylized images-on blank black advertising-space backgrounds. After public recognition he created larger scale works, such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. Attributed to Keith Haring, His imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". His later work often addressed political and societal themes especially homosexuality and AIDS through his own iconography. his early teenage years, Haring was involved with the Jesus Movement. Later, he hitchhiked across the country, while selling T-shirts that he made featuring the Grateful Dead and anti-Nixon shirts. He studied commercial art from 1976 to 1978 at Pittsburgh's Ivy School of Professional Art, but eventually lost interest. He was inspired to focus on his own art after reading The Art Spirit (1923) by Robert Henri. This influenced his decision to leave the Ivy School after two semesters (Condition Good )



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Keith Haring Mixed Media

Estimate $3,600 - $5,000Dec 23, 2019
Starting Bid $750