Official Keith Haring lithograph of "Bunny on the Move", one of several works he created in collaboration with Playboy Magazine. In 1986, Playboy commissioned Haring to produce several works for their magazine. After Haring died in 1990, Playboy reproduced several of these pieces in limited editions and merchandise – through their subsidiary Special Editions, Ltd. in Chicago, IL. The works are sometimes individually or collectively referred to as the “KH86 suite”.
Dimensions: 24 x 18 Inches
Medium: Offset Lithograph on heavy smooth fine art paper. (Frame is not included)
Provenance: Authorized by Special Editions, Ltd. and signed in the plate upper right. Licensing details on bottom. Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 2000
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Keith Haring rose to prominence in 1980s New York within the East Village art scene alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer. He bridged the gap between the art world and the street, graffiting city subways and sidewalks before committing to a studio practice. Haring united the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists such as Jean DuBuffet as he developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic that comprised energetic, boldly outlined figures against solid or patterned backdrops. His major themes included exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and the threat of nuclear holocaust; Haring boldly engaged with social issues, especially after receiving an AIDS diagnosis in 1987. Today, his work sells for seven figures at auction and has been the subject of solo shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, among other institutions.