On The Square

The Dancing Dinnerware of Keith Haring

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Nov 15,2017 | 14:00 EST

You would have stopped to watch. Keith Haring, a slender boy in his twenties with a cut-off shirt and circular glasses, briskly exited subway cars armed with white chalk and influence. Between 1980 and 1985 Haring produced hundreds of (illegal) New York City "subway drawings" on unassuming, black matte walls that would have otherwise remained blank and lucky commuters watched him do it. 

Public art for all was Harings innermost modus operandi and it would continue to be so after his explosive success and untimely death in 1990 via The Keith Haring Foundation. His iconic illustrations ride on the hind of continuous line and spell out messages of love, war, birth, sex, and life and there isnt a single person they are lost on.  

Lot 371, Keith Haring (after) Dinner Service, Set of 29 Pieces, Porcelain, Germany; Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Coming up at Palm Beach Modern Auctions, Modern Art, Design & Luxury sale on November 25th, is a twenty-nine-piece set of Keith Haring plates, bowls, mugs, and saucers - if there ever were a more celebratory set of dishes, we haven't seen them.

You will find Haring’s unmistakable figures bouncing around the rim of each plate in joyful primaries of red, yellow, green and blue.

Flying saucers! Although, Keith Haring’s radiant heart-love motif is seen here, Haring was known for commonly drawing Pop Art spaceships, barking dogs, hearts, interconnected people, break dancing clocks and most other things that put a smile on your face.

Picture how happy youll be serving dinner while a ring of rejoicing figures dance around the smell of your home cooking!

Take a large gulp of coffee with a healthy splash of personality! How could your day possibly go wrong after drinking out of these coffee mugs?

Each piece is sealed on the foot with an exclusive stamp to detail the manufacturer, country of origin and copyright assurances, "2005, The Estate of Keith Haring," - were serving up the genuine article.

Tastefully implement the spirit of Keith Haring in your home by registering to bid in Palm Beach Modern Auctions coming Modern Art, Design & Luxury on November 25th!

Other highlights include 20th Century furnishings by Paul Evans, George NakashimaJean-Michel FrankGabriella Crespi; Fine artworks by Andy Warhol, Sam Francis, Pablo Picasso and much more!

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Jessica Helen Weinberg | Senior Content Editor at Bidsquare

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