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Keith Haring

Reading is Fun!, 1988

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Lot 21
Lithograph in colors
33.0 x 23.5 in (83.8 x 59.7 cm)
Edition of 5000
Signed and dated in ink with printed signature and date on recto


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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. The present work is created from an edition of 5,000, however only approximately 250 impressions were hand-signed.

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About Keith Haring

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 Andy Warhol's creative and social circle. Through his public murals and 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.