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-7369
Price on Request

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. This work is mainly composed of two horizontal panels in its upper and lower hemispheres, the first of which contains an image of two figures seated in the cavity of a larger figure’s bowl-shaped head. The lower panel features two of the artist’s iconic dog creatures barking at two flying saucers that hover in the sky above them. In the center of the composition between the two panels, three more figures appear to be crossing the width of the piece from left to right. The figure in the center is one of Haring’s signature crawling babies.

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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