Original poster 'August 1st 1991' (1er août) by Keith Haring

Original poster 'August 1st 1991' (1er août) by Keith Haring

Code: HH-2985

Dimensions:

W: 70cm (27.6")H: 100cm (39.4")

£400.00 Approx $550.21, €468.38, £400
 

Original edition silkscreen printed poster. Printed by Albin Uldry, Bern. This work was created to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Swiss Confederation. Referenced in the book 'Keith Haring - Posters, catalogue raisonné', Jurgen Doring, Prestel 2017 (C120). Sold unframed. In very good condition. 

Swiss citizen Pierre Keller, then a teacher, first met Keith Haring in New York in 1981. "I saw him drawing and put my hand on his shoulder. Soon after, I bought my first Keith Haring for just $50!" They became friends, and in 1987 Haring visited Switzerland. Keller (who later worked for British American Tobacco) supervised the creation by Haring of a series of advertising posters for 'Lucky Strike'.