Signed and dated on the back
The artwork is accompanied by the certificate of authenticity released by "The Estate of Keith Haring"
23 1/4 x 29 inches (59 x 74 cm.)
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Keith Haring rose to prominence in the New York City art scene as a pop and graffiti artist during the politically and socially turbulent 1980’s. Initially creating simpler images, with emphasis on clean lines and bold colors, he quickly evolved to use his unique iconography to examine difficult issues of the time, incorporating politics and news headlines in his work. Haring ran in the same eclectic circles as many other controversial emerging artists, from Madonna to Basquiat. His life inspired his art – among the most prominent themes in his work were expressions of homosexuality and the AIDS epidemic, from which he would unfortunately die at the young age of 31. Recognized as a prominent social activist and LGBTQ advocate, Haring’s imagery is part of the 20th century visual language.
This striking work was executed in 1983, coinciding with the artist’s international rise to fame and the pinnacle of the AIDS pandemic. Featuring Haring’s iconic symbols such as snakes, painfully exiting from somebody’s mouth, and a pregnant woman, the simplistic yet utterly complex and revealing composition - depicted in bold black and white - confronts socio-political taboos of his time. Death, fear, contagion but also energy, dynamism and spirituality emanate from the image.