KEITH HARING'S FIRST BOOK
[New York]: Appearances Press. Published by the Artist, Appearances Magazine, and the Beards Fund, 1981.
8vo (217 × 139 mm), pp.. Black-and-white illustrations. Printed saddle-stapled card covers, white, illustrated in black; toning to covers, light toning to pages, very light wear to edges. Near-fine.
First edition of Keith Haring’s first book, reportedly produced in an edition of 500 copies. A number of his dominant themes are already present in this series of narrative drawings which blend graphic sexuality, violence, gender ambiguity and technology with a sense of wit and irony that serves to undermines traditional structures and values. A second edition was issued the following year in a smaller format.
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