Private Collection, New York (gift of the artist) Christie's, New York, 10 November 1988, Lot 353 Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
“Keith Haring was intensely aware of being a part of a new generation of Americans: 'I consider myself,' he wrote, 'a perfect product of the space age not only because I was born in the year that the first man was launched into space, but also because I grew up with Walt Disney cartoons.'”
Elisabeth Sussman, Exh. Cat., New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Keith Haring, 1997, p. 10
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at the top two corners. The edges of the sheet are irregularly cut and there is evidence of very minor wear and handling to the corners and edges with some associated surface soiling. There is evidence of pale minor time staining to the perimeter. There is evidence of stray media and a few, scattered, very minor pinpoint surface accretions. Framed under Plexiglas. 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.