Haring, Keith (1958 – 1990)

A fabulous original felt tip sketch of a dolphin rider and ‘X’ man together, accomplished by Haring on an off-white 6.25″ x 3.25″ sheet, signed and dated below, ‘K. Haring, 85’. On a separate sheet, Haring writes an invitation to his upcoming gallery exhibition: ‘Sat. Oct. 26, 12–7 PM, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 163 Mercer Street, 925-8732’.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, in part: ‘I was a student in NYC back then and I bumped into Keith Haring on Broadway near Houston street in 1985… He invited me to Tony Shafrazi opening party. So he wrote the information on my memo book… He remembered me at the opening and said Hello to me. My story and myself were in the Japanese TV show called ‘Ptakara Kanteidan’ aired in 2015 May 5th in Japan.’

A superb pairing of impromptu street-signed Haring pieces. In generally fine condition, with soiling, light edge toning, and some offsetting to the ‘gallery invitation’ page from onetime contact with adjoining pages.