Stoked is proud to present the work of another iconic artist at the Stoked on Spring event. The annual art auction to benefit Stoked Mentoring, being held at Milk Gallery on May 19, will feature this special piece by Keith Haring.
Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was raised in nearby Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. Throughout his career, Haring devoted much of his time to public works, which often carried social messages. He produced more than 50 public artworks between 1982 and 1989, in dozens of cities around the world, many of which were created for charities, hospitals, children’s day care centers and orphanages. By expressing universal concepts of birth, death, love, sex and war, using a primacy of line and directness of message, Haring was able to attract a wide audience and assure the accessibility and staying power of his imagery, which has become a universally recognized visual language of the 20th century. [www.haring.com]
Here’s a preview of the Keith Haring print that will be available for bid at Stoked on Spring.
Absolut Haring, 1986
Offset lithograph on paper
35 x 45 inches
Signed KHaring lower right
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