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Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990)
LOT ID: 77241
Icons #4: Angel (Authenticated), 1990

21 х 25 in. (53.34 x 63.5 cm.)
Stamped, and signed, numbered and dated by Julia Gruen, Executor for the Keith Haring Estate. Gallery label on verso. Accompanied by certificate of authenticity and copy of original invoice.
Print/Casting Year 1990
Edition HC 21/25 aside from edition of 250
Lot description
This framed print has not been exposed to sunlight and is in excellent condition with brilliant colors. It has been with the owner since its original purchased and the work is accompanied by a copy of the original invoice.

Haring created this work in the year of his death. His depiction of an angel represents his confrontation of his own mortality, which he knew was quickly approaching due to his AIDS, which by this time he had acknowledged to the public.

Keith Haring (1958-1990) gained international acclaim not only as a street artist and social activist, but also as a major contributor to the Pop Art movement. At the age of 19, Haring moved from his small hometown in Pennsylvania to New York City in order to attend the School of Visual Arts. The bustling city offered him the opportunity to experiment with street art, as is evidenced by his early chalk drawings throughout the underground subway system. Haring is known for his relationship to street culture of New York City throughout the 1980s, clearly reflected in his art along with consistent social undertones of life, unity, love, war, and sex. The bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures present in his drawings, paintings, and prints make a Haring work almost immediately identifiable. His iconic works have been displayed in institutions throughout the world, most recently in a major retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY (2012). Haring has also been the subject of significant solo exhibitions at Pace Prints Chelsea, New York, NY (2012; Galeria de Art del Centro de Extension de la Pontifica Universidad Catholica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (2012); Chiesa di San Francesco, Udine, Italy (2012); Musee en Herbe, Paris, France (2011); and Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (2011).

Selected Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France)
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Geneva, Switzerland)
Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, Australia)
Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
  • Icons #4 (Angel) by Keith Haring
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