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Keith Haring, Untitled (Subway Drawing), c. 1980-1985

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Untitled (Subway Drawing), c. 1980-1985
Medium:White chalk on black paper
Image:40 1/2 in x 27 in (102.9 cm x 68.6 cm)
Sheet:40 1/2 in x 27 in (102.9 cm x 68.6 cm)
Framed:45 3/4 inx 32 in (116.2 cm x 81.3 cm)
ID #w-7370
USD $55,000 GBP £41,250

Historical Description

Keith Haring Untitled (Subway Drawing), c. 1980-1985 is one of thousands of his chalk drawings created in the subway stations of New York between 1980 and 1985. Prior to finding success in the world of galleries and museums, Haring’s art took shape in the form of graffiti. In creating these subway drawings during the period of his commercial renown, the artist dissolves the boundaries between fine and street art. In this symmetrical composition, the artist illustrates a singular figure . It stands in the center of the work with its feet planted firmly on the ground and its arms stretched straight above its head. The arms are accentuated with several movement lines, insinuating that the figure is quivering with either fear of excitement. In the center of the figure’s torso, the abbreviation “N.Y.” appears in bolded lettering. Behind the figure, Haring creates a simplified representation of his home, New York City.

Keith Haring Untitled (Subway Drawing), c. 1980-1985 is a white chalk on black paper.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Untitled (Subway Drawing), c. 1980-1985 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Untitled (Subway Drawing), c. 1980-1985 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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