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SIGNED + Hand drawn Illustration on Postcard for "Recent Work."

Dimensions: 5.75 x 4 Inches (14.605 x 10.16 cm) 

The front of the postcard is an image of Haring, at age twelve, leaning against a white column of his house in Pennsylvania. Signed by Haring to Pamela French, with an illustration on the column on the postcard. The image of a larger figure looming over the small boy is a classic depiction of the iconographic style Haring used throughout his street art and gallery work.  French, a producer and Director, was part of the art scene and close friends with Haring during the 70s and 80s. Frequently visiting the artist at his flat - she would take polaroids of Haring as he went about his daily life, drawing or simply living. 

Haring produced the postcards around October/November 1988. These mailers are printed on card stock - and were exclusively in the NYC region in 1988/89 (with a few exceptions). 

The back of the postcard provides information on his "Recent Work" exhibition, which was to go from December 3, 1988, to January 7, 1989. Tony Shafrazi Gallery, owned by Haring's art dealer, hosted most of Haring's NYC shows and featured the recent exhibition of late 1988. 

"RECENT WORK": In 1988, Haring's work reflected a man who had just received an AIDS diagnosis. His art for this period reflected a sense of emptiness, as his iconic figures and simple style remained black and white, portraying his classic oeuvre.

Condition: Excellent

Comes with a James Spence Authentication (JSA) Letter of Authenticity and a Gotta Have Rock and Roll Certificate of Authenticity
Keith Haring, Postcard for "Recent Work", Signed with Drawing (JSA)
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
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Minimum Bid: $5,000
Final Bid:
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number of Bids:2
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