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Early Digital Keith Haring Drawings Done On An 80s Computer Go Up For Auction


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In 1986, psychologist Timothy Leary, a name synonymous with the counterculture of the era, handed Keith Haring an Amiga personal computer. The purpose? To conjure visuals for a video game adaptation of William Gibson’s iconic novel, Neuromancer.

Initially somewhat aloof to the world of technology, Haring began acquainting himself with the digital realm during the 80s. With the Amiga at his disposal, he ventured into creating artwork imbued with his signature vibrant visual language, replete with symbolic motifs and bold, assertive lines.

Remarkably, these digital canvases remained hidden away, residing quietly on humble floppy disks, known only to a select few—until now. Christie’s, the venerable auction house, is set to unveil these treasures in an online auction dubbed Keith Haring: Pixel Pioneer, a nod to his pioneering spirit in the digital landscape.

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