Official Keith Haring offset lithograph depicting his famous 'Untitled (The Dance)' artwork from 1987 commissioned by the Humane Society as a billboard design and printed by Nouvelles Images S.A.. Authorized by the Keith Haring Estate and signed in the plate with official stamp. Licensing details on bottom left.
Dimensions: 19.5 x 47 Inches
Medium: Offset Lithograph on heavy matte fine art paper.
Provenance: Authorized by the Keith Haring Estate and signed in the plate with official stamp. Licensing details on bottom. Comes with gallery certificate of authenticity.
Edition: Limited Edition of 500
Condition: Good. (Surface imperfections. Mild edgewear right upper and lower corners (small tear repaired with linen tape on back). Great condition for a print of this age and size, imperfections will frame out nicely. Colors are still very vibrant. See photos.)
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.