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Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT

Tradition & Innovation

Sale 5001 Lot 57

Keith Haring
(American, 1958-1990)
Pop Shop II, 1988
color screenprint
signed, numbered and dated lower right vertical margin
edition of 200
image: 10 1/2" x 13 1/2"; sheet: 12" x 15"

Provenance:
Pop Shop, New York, New York, 08 December 1988
Acquired from the above by present owner

Catalog Note:
From an early age, Keith Haring loved drawing and had an interest in pop culture, especially Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss. After dropping out of graphic arts school, he had a solo show at the Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center. Eventually, Haring went to New York City to study at the School of Visual Arts. This is where his interest in all art expanded and he exploded onto the East Village scene. The image shown here uses Haring's signature graffiti figure that he chalked onto black and blank subway billboards. This figure emanates Haring's symbolic energy, and a similar excitement fueled the Pop Shop, where his vibrant, electric screenprints were sold. Like his supportive admirer, Andy Warhol, Haring needed to get his work out to the masses directly and so the Pop Shop became an extension of his art practice.

Estimate $8,000-12,000

Sold for $18,750