Montreux 1983 – Pink

Keith Haring

70 x 100cm
Screen print in colours on thick wove paper.

Keith Haring

Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear[…]

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One of three gorgeous screen prints in colours, 1983.

Many of the leading 20th century artists enjoyed designing their own exhibition posters, often in the form of original screen prints and lithographs printed by some of the great Parisian print ateliers, such as the Mourlot Frères studio. Limited edition prints by the same world-renowned artists can often fetch around 10 times the price, making posters an incredibly affordable way of owning an original slice of art history.

Posters designed to advertise galleries and exhibitions are ephemeral and mint copies are rare – as they were by nature, not intended to be kept forever. In the circumstances when only a few visitors recognized their aesthetic or cultural importance and held onto them, we and therefore you, the customer/collector get a rare opportunity to acquire special works that document pivotal exhibitions in the world of 20th Century Art.

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