Phillips, New York, 15 May 2001, Lot 208 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Haring’s aesthetic was influenced by New York City’s budding graffiti culture, of which he soon became a prominent part of. The present work blends his traditional style with the iconography present in the Pop Art cannon. By drawing on top of a mass produced print of Marilyn Monroe, a favorite subject of Andy Warhol, Haring fuses the ethos of the burgeoning street art scene with the legacy of Pop, the influence of which he would continue to explore in endeavors such as the Pop Shop and his working with fashion brands.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged intermittently along the upper edge to the backing board. There are artist's pinholes in each corner. There is an undulation to the sheet. Framed under Plexiglas. The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.