ANDY WARHOL | UNTITLED (TIE)
THIS LOT IS BEING OFFERED AT NO RESERVE
Dear Keith: Works from the Personal Collection of Keith Haring
1928 - 1987
signed, dated 84 and inscribed Sean
acrylic on cut canvas
Canvas: 1¾ by 54 in. (4.5 by 137.2 cm.)
Framed: 7⅝ by 60⅝ in. (19.4 by 154 cm.)
on the reverse of the frame, this work is signed by Keith Haring with the artist's signature and monogram, dated FEB. 7 1989 and inscribed Andy + I went to Sean Lennon's birthday party in 1984 at Taverne on the Green. I think it was his ninth birthday. On the way there Andy gave me one of the "ties" he had brought to give to Sean. They were the discarded "trimmings" from the edges of his paintings. He called them "ties", signed them, and gave several to Sean.
This work is in excellent condition overall. The edges of the canvas have been irregularly cut by the artist, and include some associated loose fibers inherent to the artist's chosen media. There is a cut into the canvas 17¼ inches from the right edge, inherent to the artist's working method. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Estate of Keith Haring, New York (gift of the artist in 1984)
The Keith Haring Foundation (by bequest from the above in 1990)