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Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990)
LOT ID: 78377
Untitled (Pop Shop 1) Authenticated Christmas Card, 1987

Screenprint
12 х 17 in. (30.48 x 43.18 cm.)
Signed, in black felt pen and inscribed "Merry Christmas 1987 - K.Haring." With certificate from the Haring Estate. Certificate number is 080493A4.
Edition Unknown
Lot description
EXTREMELY RARE CHRISTMAS CARD, AUTHENTICATED BY HARING ESTATE. VERY FRESH COLORS. These were sent to personal friends of Haring. This is the only known copy to ever come to auction. Nicely framed.

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
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Untitled (Pop Shop 1) Authenticated Christmas Card by Keith Haring
  • Untitled (Pop Shop 1) Authenticated Christmas Card by Keith Haring
  • Untitled (Pop Shop 1) Authenticated Christmas Card by Keith Haring
  • Untitled (Pop Shop 1) Authenticated Christmas Card by Keith Haring
  • Untitled (Pop Shop 1) Authenticated Christmas Card by Keith Haring
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