Untitled (Red Arching Figure)

Keith Haring

Untitled (Red Arching Figure) is an unique metal sculpture by Keith Haring, made for his exhibition with the great gallerist Leo Castelli in New York in 1985. It was subsequently purchased by the artist Kenny Scharf, remaining in his collection for many years. The arching figure depicts a boy breakdancing and extends the artist's practice by bringing scenes from the street indoors. It was one of the first such sculptures to be made by the artist during the period 1985-1989.

Artist
Keith Haring (1958-1990)
Title
Untitled (Red Arching Figure)
Medium
Steel and enamel
Date
1985
Size
38 x 50 x 30 in : 96.5 x 127.0 x 76.2 cm
Provenance
Kenny Scharf, New York, acquired directly from the artist in 1985
Private Collection, New York
Martos Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Europe
Exhibited
Keith Haring, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1985
Keith Haring, Kagan-Martos Gallery, New York, 2003
Keith Haring Drawings, Alona Kagan Gallery, New York, May 8 – June 30, 2006
The Keith Haring Show, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, September 27, 2005 – January 29, 2006
Keith Haring, Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris, 2008
Keith Haring Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, February 22 - June 29, 2008
Keith Haring All-Over, BAM (Beaux-Arts Mons) and Anciens Abattoirs, Mons, Belgium, May 9 - September 13, 2009
Keith Haring - The Political Line, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, April 13-Aug 18, 2013, and travelling to de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, November 8, 2014 - February 16, 2015; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, May 1-Aug 30, 2015; Kunsthalle Rotterdam, Sept 19, 2015 - February 8, 2016
Literature
Mercurio, Gianni, and Demetrio Paparoni, (eds.) The Keith Haring Show. Milan: Skira Editore, 2005, p. 362. (illus.)
Mercurio, Gianni, (ed.) Keith Haring. Milan: Skira Editore in conjunction with Musée de l’art contemporain de Lyon, 2008, p.321 (illus.)
Mercurio, Gianni, (ed.) Keith Haring All-Over. Milan: Skira Editore in conjunction with BAM
(Beaux-Arts Mons), 2009, p.267 (illus.)
Buchhart, Dieter, et al. Keith Haring - The Political Line. Paris: Paris-Musées, les musée de la Ville de Paris, 2013, p.141 (illus.)
Buchhart, Dieter, (ed.) Keith Haring - The Political Line. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco in conjunction with DelMonic Books and Prestel, 2014, p.202 (illus.)
Buchhart, Dieter and Roger Diederen, (eds.) Keith Haring - Gegen den Strich. Munich: Prestel Verlag, 2015, p.141 (illus.)
Notes
This work is unique
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