White Icons by Keith Haring
White Icons by Keith Haring
Guy Hepner presents a portfolio of five embossings by Keith Haring. Keith Haring is recognized for his exclusive use of black and white, and typical use of primary colors, the figures were simplified, and easily recognizable as his. They formed glyphs that could be read, like an urban, tribal language.
Made in 1990, these screenprints are authenticated by the Keith Haring Estate. They are part of an edition of 25 and follows the classic pop art motif Haring is known for.Haring’s interest in art marketization and the commercialization of his signature icons. These icons became emblems of the artists social view, positive and negative. Struggle and anxiety seem to radiate from the images presented in this series.
Keith Haring was an American artist and social activist responding to New York City’s street culture of the 1980s. His work is about birth, death, sex and war – very fitting for the period in which he lived and worked. Keith Haring was openly gay at a time when most non-heterosexuals kept their sexual proclivities behind closed doors. Part of Haring’s importance as an artist was how his art raised awareness of AIDS. Many of his works were featured in the Red Hot Organization’s efforts to raise money for AIDS research and AIDS awareness. Keith Haring himself died of AIDS in 1990 at age 32.
Keith Haring was born and grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania with his parents and three younger sisters. His father, Allen Haring, was a cartoonist who may have been an inspiration for him to pursue his artistic talents and certainly influenced his son’s work.
The artist’s first work that garnered attention was his public art painted in the New York City subways. These renderings were more akin to Pop art than Street Art. Perhaps they could best be described as Pop Art on the street.It was at this time that his work “The Radiant Baby” became symbolic of the artist. This image, with its bold lines, vivid colors, and dynamic pose, expresses profound messages of life and unity.n 1980, Haring organized shows in New York City’s Club 57 and for the first time started drawing animals and human faces. He also pasted provocative collages around the city made from cut up and reassembled headlines from the New York Post.
- Keith Haring’s Public Art in New York City
- Keith Haring and the Celebration of Humanity
- Keith Haring and the Pop Shop
- Subway Drawings By Keith Haring
- Dogs in Art: Reinterpreted by Keith Haring
- Keith Haring Pop Art of the Street
- Apocalypse by Keith Haring
- Keith Haring’s Pyramids and Totems
- Icons by Keith Haring
- Keith Haring Subway Drawings
- Keith Haring’s Pop Shop
- Americana and Cultural Satire at Guy Hepner