Keith Haring - Works that have already been sold at Kunsthaus Lempertz:
The American painter, drawer and graphic designer Keith Haring is a key figure of graffiti art in the 1980s in New York. Unlike the majority of spray artists, he had received an academic art education. He studied at the School of Professional Art Pittsburgh from 1976 and from 1979 at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Haring's style combines the traits of graffiti art, Pop Art and the comic. With a greatly reduced, lineal language with black contours and bright colours, he drew stick men and simple pictograms. The most important motifs are the human figure, the baby and the dog. Haring depicted his friend Andy Warhol as the figure 'Andy Mouse'. These trademarks, which he himself called 'icons', were quickly and easily reproduced alongside the canvas on buildings, walls (for example in 1986 on the Berlin Wall), on posters of the New York underground ('Subway Drawings') and on construction site fences. In 1984, he made painted plaster casts of Michelangelo sculptures, which, like the later monumental steel sculptures, reflect the body paintings documented in photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Alongside the often cheerful-looking dancing figures, his work also reveals aspects of social criticism and references to Christian ideology. In 1987, he produced pictures for the campaign against aids and drugs. He exhibited in 1982 at documenta 4 and at the Venice Biennale in 1984.
Keith Haring Prices
|Keith Haring||Pyramid sculpture||€124.000|
|Keith Haring||Aus: Pyramid||€54.560|
|Keith Haring||Aus: Pyramid||€39.680|
|Keith Haring||Ohne Titel||€38.720|
|Keith Haring||Aus: Pyramid||€37.200|