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  • Untitled artwork by Keith Haring and LA2 - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Untitled artwork by Keith Haring and LA2
  • Untitled artwork by Keith Haring and LA2 - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • Untitled artwork by Keith Haring and LA2 - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

In Keith Haring's authorized biography, the Pop artist describes his contact and collaboration with a young Puerto Rican graffiti artist named Angel Ortiz, also known as LA2. Haring was seduced by LA2's signature, which he encountered throughout the East Village of New York City, at a time when he was hanging out with noted graffiti artists such as Fab Five Freddy. Amazed to find that the tagger was only fourteen years old, Haring took LA2 under his wing and encouraged the young artist to collaborate with him. Between 1982 and 1984, the two of them together produced hundreds of canvases and art objects. This period is significant in Haring's life, as it represents a moment in which Haring established himself as a major commodity within an international art market. As a crucial contributor to his mentor's success, LA2 accompanied Haring during his global travels and produced work on-site with him. LA2's lines and graffiti tags greatly enhanced Haring's production of forms such as his radiant baby and barking dog. Filling in the negative space within and around Haring's bodies, LA2 added a new dimension to Haring's art. Also, LA2's authentic ties, both geographically and racially, to the street reinforced Haring's own status as an artist intimately engaged with the hip-hop culture of New York City.

Keith Haring and LA2

Untitled

  • 1982
  • 126 x 96 cm
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Origin: USA
  • Provenance: Presents ID assigned by Art galleries who previously handled the painting.
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    For exclusive sale the next 19th December at 10:30 a.m. in Bergamo, Italy.

    Artist: Keith Haring & LA2

    Year: 1982

    Dimension: 96,5 x 126 cm

    Acrilic on panel

    Signed on the back.

    Presents ID assigned by Art galleries who previously handled the painting.

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  • Price: €4,500.00 EUR
  • Seller: Mercury Auctions, Italy

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  • Artplode ID: 4185
  • Artplode Seller ID: 8175

About Artist:

In Keith Haring's authorized biography, the Pop artist describes his contact and collaboration with a young Puerto Rican graffiti artist named Angel Ortiz, also known as LA2. Haring was seduced by LA2's signature, which he encountered throughout the East Village of New York City, at a time when he was hanging out with noted graffiti artists such as Fab Five Freddy. Amazed to find that the tagger was only fourteen years old, Haring took LA2 under his wing and encouraged the young artist to collaborate with him. Between 1982 and 1984, the two of them together produced hundreds of canvases and art objects. This period is significant in Haring's life, as it represents a moment in which Haring established himself as a major commodity within an international art market. As a crucial contributor to his mentor's success, LA2 accompanied Haring during his global travels and produced work on-site with him. LA2's lines and graffiti tags greatly enhanced Haring's production of forms such as his radiant baby and barking dog. Filling in the negative space within and around Haring's bodies, LA2 added a new dimension to Haring's art. Also, LA2's authentic ties, both geographically and racially, to the street reinforced Haring's own status as an artist intimately engaged with the hip-hop culture of New York City.







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