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    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 356

    KEITH HARING (1958-1990) & ANGEL ORTIZ (LA ROCK) (B. 1967)


    Price Realised  


    KEITH HARING (1958-1990) & ANGEL ORTIZ (LA ROCK) (B. 1967)

    spray paint on wood
    78 x 35 3/8in. (198 x 90cm.)
    Executed in 1984

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    “LA II [LA Rock] was hanging around in the studio, and I had one of those metal shelves that was waiting to be painted on. I decided that he could draw his tags on top of the painting with marker. I then went into the negative spaces in and around and between his signatures with squiggly lines. I added these gestural, nonspecific, calligraphic little marks.” (K. HARING,quoted in Jeffrey Deitch (ed.), Keith Haring, New York, 2008.)


    Fiorucci Collection, Italy.
    Private Collection (acquired circa 2006).

    Post Lot Text

    This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Estate of Keith Haring, New York.