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HARING, Keith

Bad Boys

Stock Code
100669
1986
£37,500

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis.

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Description

The complete set of six silkscreens, 1986, on B.F.K. Rives paper, each signed and numbered from artist proof edition of 7 aside the standard edition of 30, printed by Ger Stahlhofer, Rotterdam, published by House Bebert, 50.8 x 65.7 cm.

Bibliography

Littman pp.54-59

Stock ID:100669

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