Estate of Keith Haring, New York Christie's, New York, 16 November 2006, Lot 453 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
Exh. Cat., Ramatuelle, Galerie Enrico Navarra, L’Art à la Plage #4,2005, p. 24, illustrated in color
"The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a ’self-proclaimed artist’ to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for the few and ignore the masses…I am interested in making art to be experienced and explored by as many individuals as possible with as many different individual ideas about the given piece with no final meaning attached. The viewer creates the reality, the meaning, the conception of the piece. I am merely a middleman trying to bring ideas together."
This work is in very good condition overall. There are some minor scattered surface accretions and light dust accumulation throughout the work. Under close inspection, there are a few scattered linear surface scratches and a few minor scattered areas of pigment loss noted. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.