Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Fall 2021

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 184

Keith Haring "Slide Talk" Flyer Drawing

Estimate: $18,000 - $24,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Keith Haring (1958-1990)
Marking(s); notes: signed; 1983
Country of origin; materials: American; marker on paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 11.75"h, 8"w; 18.5"h, 15.25"w frame
Additional Information: Drawing is one of several the artist did as flyer samples for his June 5th, 1983 informal talk at Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, in conjunction with an exhibition of his spontaneous sumi ink drawings. From a letter written by the drawing's original owner, "In 1983, I was a student working at a Print Quik store in Hartford, Connecticut. The artist Keith Haring came to the store in April or so in 1983 with several similar examples he had drawn for a poster announcement for a talk he gave at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Haring laid them all out and chose one to print and then gave me one along with a pass for the talk as well as a small pin button of a crawling baby. He took the rest with him." Provenance: Artist | Aaban Meskin, Hartford, Connecticut | Howard Russeck Fine Art, Palm Beach, Florida. A copy of the letter is available. References, direct links available: (event details) | (another version of flyer).

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very good, a few soft creases, not examined outside frame (condition of art only)

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