ANNY SHAW: The Art Newspaper

In 1986, the New York-based street artist Keith Haring opened his Pop Shop, making his art accessible to both collectors and children from the Bronx. “My work was starting to become more expensive and more popular within the art market… [this] meant that only people who could afford big art prices had access to the work,” he said.

Now, Lévy Gorvy gallery has recreated part of the artist’s Pop Shop, complete with original wallpaper, at Art Basel in Miami Beach (ABMB). The highlight is Haring’s hot-pink Silence = Death, painted in 1988, the year he was diagnosed with Aids. As we went to press, the work was on reserve for a European private collector for around $8.5m—a record for the artist. …Read More

Pictured: Keith Haring’s Silence = Death (1988) is on show at Lévy Gorvy’s stand © Vanessa Ruiz