Historically Significant Keith Haring Artwork on Auction at Sotheby's November 15th

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One of Keith Haring's most famous works of art is going up for auction. On November 15th, Sotheby's is putting Haring's iconic "Big Bad Wolf" on the auction block.

One of Keith Haring's most famous works of art is going up for auction. On November 15th, Sotheby's is putting Haring's iconic "Big Bad Wolf" on the auction block.

Painted in 1984, "Big Bad Wolf" is a seminal Haring work, created as a gift for his close friend and fellow pop-artist, Kenny Scharf. Like Haring, Scharf's use of bold colors and a flare for the surreal has made him well known since the 80's. With "Big Bad Wolf," Haring took cartoon imagery to a new level, portraying the wolf as simultaneously charming and daunting. Haring painted "Big Bad Wolf" on a huge five foot square canvas and dedicated the piece to Scharf. The bright, dramatic work stands as powerful testament to their long standing friendship.

Taken well before his time, Haring died in 1990. His lasting legacies include his art and his Foundation. The Keith Haring Foundation was established in 1989 to support AIDS-related and children's charities. During the past two decades, the Foundation has helped assist AIDS sufferers and children worldwide.

The specifics of "Big Bad Wolf" are as follows:
Keith Haring
Big Bad Wolf, 1984
signed, titled, dated @ Sept. 26 1984
and dedicated for Kenny on the overlap
acrylic on muslin
60 x 60 in. 152.4 x 152.4 cm
Estimate: $500,000-700,000

The work will be sold at Sotheby's in New York, during their afternoon contemporary art sale, on November 15th. The work will be on exhibit as of November 10th. Inquiries can be made by calling Sotheby's contemporary art department at 212-606-7254 or by visiting http://www.sothebys.com.

Contact:
Brian McCullough
Interloop Media
T. 760 668 9698

Kristin Gelder
Sotheby's Press Office
1334 York Avenue
NY, NY 10021
T: 212 606 7176
F: 212 606 7027

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