Keith Haring

Keith Haring

American, b. 1958 - d. 1990

Place of Birth: Reading, PA

Place of Death: New York, NY

Biography

Born on the 4th of May, 1958 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

1977/78 school of arts, Pittsburgh. 1978 the formerly "recalcitrant" and rather timid child, Keith Haring broke off his sutides of commercial art and went to New York at the "School of Visual Arts". Though home he felt in the pubs and clubs of young coloured persons in East village where lifestyle was influenced by punk, breakdance rap and... graffiti.

Though the catalogue of Harings images differes from the loud sprayed pictures of the "graffiti-guerillia". During this time Keith came to attraction through showing nearly maniac creative urge. Not only he painted big canvasses, paper rolls, walls and other stuff also he decorated whole rooms and diverse objets.

In the beginning of the 80's the catchy abstact symbols and comic figures appeared on vacant surfaces in the subway. This first brought Keith on the wanted list of the police and afterwards in the exclusive circle of the N.Y.-establishment.

He was also dealing with video art, performance, body painting, illustrations and sculptures of steel.

His style can be described as simple, clear and fast. With his energy and authority Keith always knew how to attract attention. In a short range he tured to be a cult figure and "enfant terrible" in the artist scene. Since 1985 the bright world of Keith Haring became darker caused by the threat of AIDS. Keith worked hard and indefatigable until the end though having been infected by this disease.

1990 he died in New York, aged 31

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LOTS SOLD (1996 - 2009)

2677

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$2,500,000

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TOTAL SALES (1996 - 2009)

$24,625,110

 On Taro & On Chiro by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

On Taro & On Chiro

Auctionata, Berlin

December 15, 2014

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 Sans titre by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Sans titre

Artcurial - Briest, Poulain, F. Tajan, Paris

December 2, 2014

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 Montreaux Jazz Festival, 1986 by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Montreaux Jazz Festival, 1986

Cambi Casa d'Aste, Genoa

November 18, 2014

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 Untitled by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Untitled

Cambi Casa d'Aste, Genoa

November 18, 2014

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 Growing I by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Growing I

Auctionata, New York

November 17, 2014

$33,600  USD

 Growing III by Keith Haring

Keith Haring

Growing III

Auctionata, New York

November 17, 2014

$28,800  USD

News

Collectors Sue Haring Foundation, Photogs Rally for Cariou, and More

By Ashton Cooper | February 24, 2014

— Collectors Sue Haring Foundation: Several collectors are teaming up to sue the Keith Haring Foundation for $40 million after the organization labeled their works as fakes....

Fine Art Dining Available at the MoMA Design Store

By Janelle Zara | February 20, 2014

NEW YORK — To commemorate a visit to an art museum, wouldn’t it be great of the gift shop offered something more personal than a postcard?The thought had occurred to Pierre Pelegry, who...

Wearable Art by Jeff Koons and More in Seoul

By Lee Hyo-won | January 21, 2014

An exhibition at the Hangaram Museum of Art, southern Seoul, presents an uncanny overview of modern Western art movements from avant-gardism and surrealism to pop art and minimalism...

The Best Viral Art Memes of 2013, From #EmojiArtHistory to Portraitgate

By Benjamin Sutton | December 20, 2013

After a couple of very high-profile art memes dominated 2012 — Cecilia Gimenez’s “Beast Jesus” and artists’ and art institutions’ appropriations of “Gangnam Style” — you might think that 2013 was...

NADA Miami Beach Rakes in Big Sales

By Ashton Cooper | December 6, 2013

The mood was high and the sales were swift during the opening preview of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) fair on Thursday morning. This year’s roster included more than 80 art spaces with a...

Studio Voltaire Shop “House of Voltaire” Makes US Debut

By Ashitha Nagesh | December 4, 2013

House of Voltaire, the pop-up shop from the South London gallery Studio Voltaire, is making its American debut at NADA Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. The shop will be open for...

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Events

Keith Haring

Nov 14 - Dec 24, 2014

Pace Prints, New York

Winter Group Show

Jan 7 - Mar 1, 2014

Skarstedt Gallery, New York

Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969-1989

Sep 19, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013

New Museum, New York

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Galleries