New York: Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 1983. Printed by Fleetwood Press. Text by Robert Pincus-Witten, Jeffrey Deitch, David Shapiro. Design by Dan Friedman. Second edition of 5000 copies. 9 x 9 in. Spiral bound in illustrated dayglo pink wraps. Offset printed on a variety of paper stocks. Very good, minor bumping and wear to edges of wraps, inside pages clean. Item #6348
The exhibition catalog for the landmark 1982 show that launched Keith Haring’s career. The first professional publication of Haring’s work, the catalog surveys Haring’s work from the late 1970s and early 1980’s. The catalog includes writings on the artist as well as shots of Haring’s studio, works on paper and canvas, sculpture, subway graffiti, billboards, posters, ephemera, portraits of the artist, and other works. Presented in strikingly printed full color and black and white pages, some glossy and some matte, this is an essential book for Haring enthusiasts.
A scarce and comprehensive document of the artist’s early career.