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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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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Margin, Image
Location: Lower right, Upper left
Notes: Very minor creases upper left corner and lower right corner both well outside of the image. Minor shelling in the upper right green area of the image.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: Florida, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 12 x 17 in. (30.48 x 43.18 cm.)
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