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Keith Haring Subway Art Collection


We have a collection of Keith Haring Subway Art (11 pieces in total) that we would like to sell as a collection.  Appraisal was done on piece #1 listed in the pictures below.  

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Keith Haring – Subway Drawings

In the early 1980s https://publicdelivery.org/tag/keith-haring Keith Haring created hundreds of drawings in the https://publicdelivery.org/tag/new-york/ New York https://publicdelivery.org/tag/subway/ subway system. He used chalk to paint on unused advertising space, which was covered with black sheets of paper. Haring was caught and fined numerous times.

The endeavor began serendipitously when Haring noticed one of these blank panels in the station at https://publicdelivery.org/tag/times-square/ Times Square and immediately went above ground to buy some chalk. The resulting process of drawing on these panels, a hobby that Haring later called a responsibility fueled his early work. Cultivating the project remained an important activity for him until 1985, long after he had achieved international critical and commercial success.

Often produced before an audience of commuters, which might include police who could ticket him for vandalism, the drawings emerged at a rate of sometimes 40 a day. When not torn or cut from their locations by admirers, they would eventually be covered with new ads. The routine disappearance of these works, in fact, became an incentive for their replenishment and a catalyst for constant reinvention. While many were documented by photographer Tseng Kwong Chi (whom Haring would phone upon returning to his studio to provide their locations) most of the drawings went unrecorded, thus creating one of the most epic and ephemeral projects in the history of the city.

Artist/Maker: Attributed to Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990)

Title: Subway drawing

Medium: mixed media; white chalk on black paper

Date: circa 1980s

Description: A graffiti art subway drawing attributed to Keith Haring of a dancing figure and a figure wearing a wolf mask in the artist’s characteristic style. Haring drew impromptu yet recognizable characters in white chalk on black subway paper (covering expired ads) in New York City, circa mid to late 1980s. Based on the photographs provided by the owner, the piece is in very good condition.

Provenance: Unknown

Size: 27.5" x 18" inches Evaluation with Comparable sales records:

In my opinion and based on the image and information that was provided to me by the client, this piece provides strong evidence to a typical piece(s) of its type by the artist or firm or comparable pieces by comparable artists or firms of the period, status, and manner. The listing below is not an endorsement of any of the sales outlets listed. Comparable sales records (shown below) reflect recorded sales of similar works in type, style, execution or other aspects, including: Keith Haring, Untitled, Subway drawing, 1981, chalk drawing on black paper, 77 ½ inches x 39 inches, Fine Art Auctions Miami, Miami, FL, February 16, 2015, $70,000.00 Your Item(s):

The evaluation is based on the appraiser’s opinion per objects evaluated. In the opinion of this appraiser, upon authentication, and based on the information and images provided by the client, the appraised value range for the original work(s) of art or vintage or antique object(s) presented by the client is $50,000.00 retail value based on the current market, condition, pedigree or provenance, history of the object and the original owner, location, and other factors.

Store jimmyvegas111
Tags subway-drawings, fine-art, chalk, graffiti, keith-haring, art
Price 500000 USD
Condition Used Good
Open Listing with OpenBazaar