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Keith Haring

Ignorance = Fear Poster (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), 1989

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Details

Lot 39
Offset lithograph in colors on glazed poster paper
24.0 x 43.0 in (61.0 x 109.2 cm)
Printed signature on recto

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Description

On behalf of the New York-based AIDS activist group AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), Keith Haring designed and executed this poster in 1989 after he himself had been diagnosed the previous year. The poster reveals three figures communicating the "see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing" to imply the struggles faced by those living with AIDS and the challenges posed by individuals or groups that fail to properly acknowledge and respect the epidemic.


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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 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.