18 May 2001
Keith Haring (1958-1990)
signed, dedicated and dated 'K.Haring APRIL 12 1985' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 in. (152.5 x 152.5 cm.)
Painted in 1985.
Acquired directly from the artist
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