Against a backdrop of acid yellow, a teaming mass of fantastical beasts and hybrid creatures inhabit Keith Haring’s ‘Untitled’ from 1984. In this video, discover how Haring began to explore themes of mortality as he found himself at the centre of a community ravaged by AIDS. Learn also how Haring’s apocalyptic vision of heaven and hell invites comparison with the works of Pieter Brueghel the Elder and Hieronymus Bosch, updated with the dancing B-Boys of early 1980s New York’s graffiti and hip-hop scene. ‘Untitled’ is a highlight of our upcoming cross-category ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ Evening Sale (28 July | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s video.
Keith Haring’s Nightmarish Vision
28 JULY 2020 | LONDON