The Work of Keith Haring Brings Graffiti Art Home
As part of the street culture of New York in the 1980s, the work of Keith Haring is known to represent the graffiti that was found in mural art throughout the city. Keith Haring died in 1990, and his work has been highly collected. The art of Picasso, Disney, Dr. Seuss, and others influenced Haring to create in this unique style.What are some common themes you can find in Keith Haring art?
As a contemporary artist of the 1980s, Haring expressed the multicultural experience found in subway and mural art. Much of his poster art was done for causes and benefits, such as "Free South Africa" or "Crack Down." His drawings include elements of pop culture as well as American flags, dogs, Baby Jesus, graffiti, crosses, and other themes. Common imagery includes the following:
- Squiggles and hearts
- Dancing figures
- Smiling faces
The work ranges from signed prints and lithographs in good condition to a printed T-shirt. Numerous prints in in various prices from low to high are available on eBay. Among the posters are those that were originally part of a cause that was relevant in the 1980s and 1990s. Other art prints were used to promote an upcoming show of Keith Haring's work, both in the United States and in Europe. Common ways his art is represented in are described here:
- Pop art posters
- Steel print
- Signed art print
Yes, there is a set of three art prints. Additionally, a number of prints contain several blocks of images within the print, similar to a comic strip, concentrating on a theme. You can find examples of these artwork types from the artist on eBay.What is an "open edition" art print?
"Open edition" means that the printing of the art had no limited number. A limited edition print has a number at which printing is ceased, such as at 100 art prints, and it is usually signed. In an open edition, any number of prints can be printed. There is no numbering written on the print; however, it may still be signed by the artist. Some of the Haring prints are marked as open edition.
Included in the diverse selection of artwork are drawings in black and white, done with marker or pen that have been printed. There is also a signed original drawing on a gallery program as well as a dollar bill with a Haring marker image on it.
Urban street images are among the graffiti prints that have been created with his art.