Phillips will launch its upcoming Editions Sale in New York City next week. Leading the auction is Keith Haring‘s last print entitled Best Buddies (1990) which he made before his death that same year.
“Haring created the work at the request of his friend Anthony Shriver, the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and founder of Best Buddies, a non-profit organization that was in need of a new logo. We are offering this last impression from the publisher,” as per a statement by Phillips.”Phillips is honored to offer this last impression of the edition from the personal collection of Chris Murray, who has gifted the piece by KeithHaring in recognition of his support and friendship.”
The artwork, which measures 55.9 x 70.2 centimeters, is titled and numbered 9/200 on the front in pencil. Moreover, the piece is also penned with the aforesaid details on the reverse portion by Julia Gruen who is the executive director of the Keith Haring Foundation.
Best Buddies has a presale estimate of $18,000-$25,000 USD. The Editions Sale will officially launch on April 23, head over to Phillips’ official website to learn more.
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