May 12, 2022 - Sale 2604

Sale 2604 - Lot 322

Price Realized: $ 60,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
Untitled (Drawing for "Popeye").

Felt-tip pen and ink on wove paper, 1982. 352x430 mm; 13 7/8x16 7/8 inches. Signed, titled and dated "82 Nov. 12" in felt-tip pen and ink, right edge recto, and color notes in ball-point pen and ink, lower right recto.

Provenance: The editor of Popeye, Tokyo; private collection, Tokyo, 2022.

A preparatory design for a print to accompany an article on Haring's (1958-1990) art and life in New York in the Japanese men's fashion magazine Popeye. According to the article, Haring asked that the reproduced drawing be given a title by the viewer. The final color version appeared in Popeye, January 10, 1983, number 142, page 75, an issue of which accompanies this lot.