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    Wednesday, September 6th, 2023
    Keith Haring (1958-1990) – Untitled (Feb 2, 1987)($220,000-320,000) courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2023. UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR $227,200

    In New York Christie’s will hold an online auction of five unique digital drawings by Keith Haring created on an Amiga computer in the mid-1980’s in an online sale from September 12-20. Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer focuses on an artist who  blended historically disparate cultures; he was highly celebrated for his achievements in public artwork while simultaneously a massively successful figure in the gallery world. A natural extension of his legacy for his art is to continue to bridge today’s artistic cultures – fusing the physical art world with the world of Web3.

    Keith Haring was an early admirer and adopter of the digital age, even depicting the first Apple Macintosh computer in his work. In keeping with his signature style of bold lines and pop color, Haring’s Amiga drawings show the artist’s early interest and involvement in the medium, which has since become pervasive in commercial design and 21st-century digital art. To accurately preserve the natively digital material created on a now-vintage computer system, the Keith Haring Foundation has minted these five Amiga artworks — previously only viewable via floppy disks — on the Ethereum blockchain. For the first time, these unique digital drawings can now be collected, exhibited, and even printed.


    Saturday, April 16th, 2022
    Best Buddies (1990) by Keith Haring  UPDATE: THIS MADE €56,000 AT HAMMER

    From Paul Henry to Robert Ballagh, Colin Middleton to Tony O’Malley, not to mention Keith Haring and Ai Weiwei the upcoming sale of Irish and International Art by Morgan O’Driscoll is one of the most interesting auctions of the year to date. A quintessential Paul Henry – An Irish Bog – will highlight the April 26 online auction of 183 lots. Henry’s painting dates to 1939 and it featured on the cover of An Irish Journey by Sean O’ Faolain.

    In the summer of 1939 the writer and the artist had toured Ireland together.  Each had become the source of some disapproval in a country grown increasingly narrow minded.  O’Faolain’s Bird Alone had been banned for indecency three years earlier and Henry, having separated from his wife Grace in 1930, was in a relationship with the painter Mabel Young.  Undaunted, the author went on to found the literary magazine The Bell in 1940 and Paul Henry is now one of our most celebrated painters.  An Irish Bog is estimated at €120,000-€180,000.In Ireland and elsewhere art and controversy are often intertwined. In the late 1970’s and early ’80’s the artist Robert Ballagh made a series of paintings around and inside his Broadstone home. In a nod to Duchamp one featured his wife Betty nude descending a spiral staircase, another has the artist clad only in socks and a tee shirt. Lot 68 in the auction, Inside No. 3 After Modernisation dates to 1982 and features Ballagh sitting at a table writing with a copy of  Marx’s Das Kapital and a book on post modernism. The painting, which juxtaposes styles like Cubism, Art Deco, Abstract Expressionism and Punk, is estimated at €30,000-€50,000.

    Inside No. 3 After Modernisation by Robert Ballagh. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Calvary No. I (1983) by Tony O’Malley (€20,000-€30,000), from the estate of the late Charlie Hennessy of Cork, bears the inscription ‘After Picasso – Grunewald and O’Tunney’.  This sombre work, regarded by some critics as among his most important, refers to the 16th century Irish memorial sculptor Rory O’Tunney from Callan.  Picasso generally avoided religious subjects but he painted a crucifixion in 1930 and made a series of monochrome drawings inspired by Grunewalds 16th century masterpiece the Isenheim Altarpiece.  Another O’Malley in the sale is a radiant view of hawks over a cornfield made when he was becoming an increasingly confident artist.  Hawks Searching Corn dates to 1968.

    Colin Middleton salutes Gauguin in an intensely coloured sun baked landscape from 1953.  Castle Park is estimated at €20,000-€30,000. Keith Haring’s Best Buddies (1990), a silkscreen numbered 134 out of 200, is estimated at 50,000-70,000.  River Crabs by world renowned Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, a papercut from an edition of 250, is estimated at €3,000-€5,000.  Andy Warhols Marilyn, published by Castelli Graphics, New York as an invitation to ‘Warhol – A Print Retrospective 1963-1981’ has an estimate of €4,000-€6,000.There is work by Louis le Brocquy, Hughie O’Donoghue, George Campbell, Sean McSweeney, Dan O’Neill, Jack B Yeats, Power O’Malley, Letitia Hamilton, Neil Shawcross, John Shinnors, May Guinness, John Doherty, Gwen O’Dowd, John Behan, Edward Delaney and F E McWilliam.There is Easter viewing in Skibbereen today, tomorrow and Monday and at the Minerva Suite at the RDS from next Friday until 4 pm on April 25. 


    Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
    Keith Haring – Piglet Goes Shopping 1989

    Robilant + Voena will present Piglet Goes Shopping by Keith Haring at TEFAF New York from May 6-10. A first look at the fair has just been released, with 15 works from the upcoming event offering a glimpse into the quality, breadth, and depth of artworks available from 91 dealers. Among them is work by Modigliani, Picasso, Giorgio Morandi, Richard Diebenkorn, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre Soulages, Francois-Xavier Lalanne and Cy Twombly. The fair, at the Park Avenue Armoury, has been widely recognised for introducing new ways of looking at, thinking about, and experiencing art.

    20th/21st Century live streamed sales at Christie’s

    Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
    Keith Haring, Untitled (1984) (£3,900,000-4,500,000) CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2021. UPDATE: THIS MADE £4,702,500

    Keith Haring’s Untitled (1984), a painting seen to have anticipated the digital era as one of the first depictions of a home computer, will be offered at Christie’s in London with the option to pay the final purchase price, including buyer’s premium, in cryptocurrency. It comes up as part of the 20th/21st century London to Paris evening sale series on June 30. Now online for browsing, the sale is anchored around the cities of London and Paris. The livestreamed auction will incorporate the salerooms in Hong Kong and New York. There are iconic artworks by artists who defined various diverse and influential movements including Picasso, Basquiat, Haring, Banksy, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Richter, Giacometti, Noguchi, Lynn Chadwick, Magritte, Elizabeth Peyton, Yayoi Kusama, Bridget Riley, Dubuffet, Soulages, de Stael, Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni.

    Christie’s London to Paris live streamed evening sale series will be largely conducted by three leading female auctioneers: Camille de Foresta, Cécile Verdier and in her evening sale debut, Veronica Scarpati.

    Yayoi Kusama, Pumpkin (2009) (£1,200,000-1,800,000),CHRISTIE’S IMAGES LTD. 2021. UPDATE: This sold for £2,662,500


    Monday, May 10th, 2021

    An exhibition of 20 works by Andy Warhol and Keith Haring will run at Gormleys in Dublin from May 22 to June 13. Key works include Warhol’s monochrome Mickey Mouse (FS II.265) from his 1981 Myths portfolio and his 1987 Moonwalk, which depicts Neil Armstrong’s photograph of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr walking on the moon in 1969. The show will include Haring’s Medusa Head, one of the largest works he ever completed, measuring a huge 250 cm x 140 cm. and a series of his most iconic and sought after Pop Shop works

    “Warhol and Haring had a unique friendship, with Warhol acting as a mentor to Haring,” said James Gormley. “This is a rare opportunity to see both artists work showcased together, and we have never had a substantial Haring exhibition in Ireland before.”

    Keith Haring, Medusa Head, 1986 12/24


    Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

    Fashion accessories designer Anya Hindmarch will guest curate an exhibition and auction of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s in London next month. The exhibition will run from September 16-19 to coincide with London Fashion Week, with the auction on September 20.   A passionate advocate of British design and arts, Anya is a trustee of both the Royal Academy of Arts and the Design Museum. Anya’s passion for the arts runs through all that she does, from outstanding craftsmanship to witty and creative interpretations of Pop Art. Handpicking the works that inspire her as both a designer and art-collector, she presents a range of artworks by leading contemporary artists including Keith Haring, Andreas Gursky, Tracy Emin and Yayoi Kusama. Here is a small selection:  UPDATE: DRIVEN BY AN INFLUX OF FIRST TIME COLLECTORS THE SALE MADE £1.8 MILLION

    Keith Haring - Untitled 1982 (£200,000-300,000)

    Keith Haring – Untitled 1982 (£200,000-300,000)  UPDATE:  THIS SOLD FOR £413,000

    Wolfgang Tillmanns - Lighter Blue Concave III 2010 (£18,000-25,000)

    Wolfgang Tillmanns – Lighter Blue Concave III 2010 (£18,000-25,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £32,500

    Anish Kapoor - Untitled 2001 (£10,000-15,000)

    Anish Kapoor – Untitled 2001 (£10,000-15,000)  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR £16,250

    Anya Hindmarch

    Anya Hindmarch