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Richard Corman, Keith Haring 1 - NYC, 1985, 2022
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Keith Haring 1 - NYC, 1985, 2022
Photographic print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultrasmooth paper mounted on Dibond aluminum board. (Hand signed and numbered on both the back and the front of the back of the board)
Hand signed and numbered twice (front and back) and titled on the back.
40 × 36 3/4 inches
This photograph of Keith Haring, taken in 1985 at his 676 Broadway studio, by celebrated photographer Richard Corman while on assignment for L'Uomo Vogue. By that time, Corman had already taken some of the most memorable and iconic photographs of Madonna and later Basquiat - so it was fitting that this stylish Italian publication would choose him to photograph Keith Haring - already a major New York art star at the time. Corman's iconic photograph of Haring was reprinted in 2022, and was featured in the exhibition "I Shot The Messenger!" - a solo presentation of his work at Frevo in New York City from September 11 to November 11, 2022.
This gorgeous print is signed twice: Richard Corman signed, titled, dated and numbered one of only ten (1/10) on the back in black marker, and also boldly signed and numbered in black marker on the front. A video of the artist signing this work will be provided to the purchaser. (see still photos of Corman signing this work.)
Richard speaks on this encounter:
"To my surprise, when Keith answered the door, this unassuming building revealed to me a labyrinth of finished and unfinished artworks, bursting with color. I was familiar with Keith's graffiti in the subway stations, his murals, and the unique language of his art which raised awareness of AIDS and fought against the infiltration of illegal drugs. However, while positioning him around the space and working to capture something special during our time together, I realized this person was undeniably an original. His calm presence defied his free spirit, which revealed itself as he placed himself in front of my camera. These images offer up a glimpse at the confidence and price that Keith had in his own unique language for communicating his message to the world."