This vivid poster designed by Keith Haring was part of a 1988 New York area library campaign to encourage children to read. Haring’s playful illustration and enlivening message appeals to all ages. This lot is accompanied by a copy of the book "Keith Haring (Art and Design)" by the curator and critic Bruce Kurtz, to whom this poster was originally inscribed by the artist, next to which features a small original self-portrait of Haring himself.

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Handling creases with minor associated ink loss; not examined out of frame. Inscribed by the artist, "For Bruce, Love, Keith," with small drawing of a self-portrait of the artist on the poster's recto. This lot is accompanied by the book, "Keith Haring (Art and Design)" by Bruce Kurtz.
Frame: 42 x 32 x 1.5 in (106.68 x 81.28 x 3.81 cm)

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Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) was an artist and activist who became a star of the 1980s New York City art scene. Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring was a central figure in Warhol's creative and social circle. Through his public murals, subway drawings, as well as his prints and paintings, Haring created a range of images that have become internationally recognized and heavily iconicized across a bevy of genres and industries.

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After Keith Haring
Reading is Fun, 1988
Lot Number 3
Offset lithograph in colors
33 x 23.5 in (83.82 x 59.69 cm)
Signed, inscribed, and dated in ink by the artist along with an original drawing on lower right, recto; signed and dated in plate on recto
Estimate $5,000 - $7,000
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After Keith Haring
Reading is Fun
  • Dimensions
    33 x 23.5 in (83.82 x 59.69 cm)