Artist: Keith Haring (American, 1958 - 1990).
Title: "Angry Robot".
Medium: Black marker drawing on paper.
Date: Composed 1983.
Dimensions: Overall size: 20 x 24 13/16 in. (508 x 630 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed and dated, upper right. Drawn on cream wove paper. Good condition; the work has several issues which conservation, if desired, should successfully resolve: the lower right corner is lacking, apparently with no loss to the image; the center left edge of the sheet bears discoloration and a small paper loss; the upper center edge has one small area of paper loss; a hard crease near the lower right corner, within the image but not affecting a drawn area. Provenance: The work comes from the collection of Urbano Quinto and was acquired directly from Keith Haring in 1983 during the mid-October to mid-November 1983 exhibition of Haring’s work at the Robert Fraser Gallery, London. The noted Italian author, art dealer, and art collector Urbano Quinto met Haring in the early 1980s at the Andy Warhol Factory at 33 Union Square West in New York City. Quinto acquired drawings from Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Andy Warhol, as well as other Pop and Graffiti artists, directly from their studios in the 1970’s – 80’s. A copy of the Letter of Authenticity by Mauro Urbano pertaining to this work accompanies the lot. Comment(s): This exceptional and large drawing is the precursor to Haring’s finished drawing that was used as the image for the Robert Fraser Gallery’s exhibition’s poster of 1983, provided here as image #3. Also please see the attached image of Urbano Quinto with Halston, Andy Warhol, and Bianca Jagger at Studio 54, New York City, c1977 (courtesy of and copyright © by Hasse Persson). Haring image copyright © The Keith Haring Foundation. [30270-5-35000]