Art
3,613 Hypes 1 Comments

Keith Haring’s ‘Radiant Baby’ Wall Drawing Is Set to Hit Auction

As part of Rago/Wright’s “Post War & Contemporary Art” sale.

During his short yet prolific career, Keith Haring developed a unique language made of bold and energetic characters that commented on a range of topics — from drug abuse and the AIDS crisis to the threats of nuclear warfare. Amongst his most recognizable works, Radiant Baby, a crawling infant with a halo, was made to represent what the artist believed to be the inherent purity within each individual.

A rare Radiant Baby wall drawing is set to hit auction next month as part of Rago/Wright’s “Post War & Contemporary Art” sale. Measuring just about five inches in height, Haring created the drawing in gold marker above a light switch in the bedroom of his childhood home in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. According to Christine Isabelle Oaklander, an art historian who assisted in bringing the work to auction, Haring made the artwork during a visit to his former home in 1990, shortly before his death due to AIDS-related complications.

The “Post War & Contemporary Art” sale will commence on September 14 at the auctioneer’s New Jersey outpost and will feature work from a number of legendary figures, including Bridget Riley and Alexander Calder, amongst others.

In case you missed it, Library Street Collective and Louis Buhl & Co. are raising funds for a new skatepark in Detroit.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Pace Chronicles the Art of Mika Tajima in New Monograph
Art

Pace Chronicles the Art of Mika Tajima in New Monograph

Published in conjunction with Inventory Press and Kayne Griffen.

Kuo Yen Fu Presents 'GAME' at SEASONS LA
Art

Kuo Yen Fu Presents 'GAME' at SEASONS LA

A new suite of paintings highlighting the pursuit of greatness.

Library Street Collective and Louis Buhl & Co. Are Raising Funds for a New Skatepark in Detroit
Art

Library Street Collective and Louis Buhl & Co. Are Raising Funds for a New Skatepark in Detroit

The one-night exhibition will feature work from Geoff McFetridge, Shepard Fairey, Heather Day and more.

Joan Cornellà Celebrates "SEND YOURSELF NOWHERE" Event With New Vinyl Figure
Art

Joan Cornellà Celebrates "SEND YOURSELF NOWHERE" Event With New Vinyl Figure

Collectors can personalize the collectible with the accompanying set of travel stickers.

Michael Heizer’s Monumental ‘City’ Sculpture Is Finally Complete After 50 Years
Art

Michael Heizer’s Monumental ‘City’ Sculpture Is Finally Complete After 50 Years

Located in Central Eastern Nevada, the artwork will transport visitors to a place of deep reflection.


Thank You Skateboards Will Auction Exclusive Decks for Charity
Art

Thank You Skateboards Will Auction Exclusive Decks for Charity

Founded by Torey Pudwill and Daewon Song, the latest series will feature artwork by Mark Gonzales.

The Armory Show Reveals Gallery List for 2022 Edition
Art

The Armory Show Reveals Gallery List for 2022 Edition

With a special emphasis on Latin American artists.

Mark Whalen Presents ‘Close My Eyes’ at Over the Influence Bangkok
Art

Mark Whalen Presents ‘Close My Eyes’ at Over the Influence Bangkok

The artist’s first show in Southeast Asia.

Makoto Taniguchi Reflects on Human Perception in New Exhibition
Art

Makoto Taniguchi Reflects on Human Perception in New Exhibition

On view at NANZUKA UNDERGROUND until September 4.

FISK and Ed Fella Unite to Release One-Of-One Drawings
Art

FISK and Ed Fella Unite to Release One-Of-One Drawings

An eclectic mix of artwork from the legendary American designer.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.