The story of the consignor of the Keith Haring Collection and her involvement with the New York City art scene.
In 1974 the consignor was living and working in Manhattan and I immediately became involved in the downtown Manhattan art scene. By the early 80's she was working with Jay Gorney Modern Art on East 10th Street at the height of the East Village art scene. She attended all the openings around town and was friendly with many artists personally.
She began showing young local artists at her W. 25th St. location under the name "Salon DeFacto". She showed works by Kiki Smith, Nan Goldin, Barbara Ess, Peter Nadin, Leslie Dill, just to name a few.
Keith Haring was friendly with a friend of the consignor and and she was always at Keith's openings and frequented a number of his parties.
All the Keith Haring items for sale were signed by him in the presence of the consignor.
Lot 105. 1982 Anti-Nuclear Rally Poster by Keith Haring. Signed, Dated, Hand Drawn Image, Cypher by the artist. Offset-lithograph On Glazed Paper.
Auction Estimate: $2,400 - $3,500 USD
Lot 104. Keith Haring - Keith Haring Party of Life scarf/ invitation, 1984 Silkscreen on handkerchief 12 × 12 in
Paradise Garage Birthday Invitation, 1984 Keith Haring Invitation Handkerchief.
Screenprint in colors on handkerchief linen cloth. Measures 15-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches (38.7 x 38.7 cm).
Auction Estimate: $600-$850 USD
Lot 103. Keith Haring - Keith Haring Keith Haring's first artist book (vintage Keith Haring) 1982
Keith Haring, Appearances Press, 1st edition, first 1981 printing; book of drawings, 16 pages, lithograph first offset printing, 5 ½ x 4 1/4 in. Slight rubbing on front graphic as noted in image.
Auction Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200 USD