Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art, Design & Luxury

Sat, Apr 23, 2022 12:00PM EDT
Lot 58a

Keith Haring "Dancing Man" Plexiglass Matrix Drawing

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Keith Haring (1958-1990)
Marking(s); notes: signed
Country of origin; materials: American; paint on plexiglass
Dimensions (H, W, D): 15"h, 11"w; 26"h, 22.25"w frame
Additional Information: Unique work is a matrix study for a t-shirt design, intended for use in Haring's New York Pop Shop store but never printed. Per the consignor, "Most likely the complexity of the imagery would have been a challenge to translate onto fabric so he did not move forward with production and retained the original art for his archives. The "Dancing Man" figure is the cornerstone to his most important works. Visually this is more than a study as it is in full color and highly developed. Its symmetry and detail qualify it as fully realized work of art in and of itself."
Note, listing photos include views under different lighting to illustrate the shadows inherent to the depth of the plexiglass; the background is black as per the opening shot and we did not note any fading. Provenance: Artist | Pop Shop (Japan) | Private Collection | Dr. Shavelson, New York, New York | Hal Katzen Gallery, New York, New York | Howard Russeck Fine Art, Palm Beach, Florida (purchased 3.6.2015).

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very good, a few light scratches consistent with a working maquette

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