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:45 1/2 in x 30 in (115.6 cm x 76.2 cm)
Sheet:45 1/2 in x 30 in (115.6 cm x 76.2 cm)
Framed:49 1/2 in x 34 in (125.7 cm x 86.4 cm)
ID #w-7337

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 in particular features five of the artist’s iconic humanoid figures, the largest of which stands in the center of the composition. Four secondary figures stand flailing their limbs about on the central figure’s knees and elbows. In the center of the main figure’s head, the artist has illustrated a large dollar sign in thick white line. In much of his work, Haring discusses consumerism using playful images that are easily digestible. In creating the imagery which appears in this work, he further advances this theme in a manner which is easily accessible to the general public.

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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