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"Crawling Baby" brooches by Keith Haring

Heads up to rare jewelry collectors! During FIAC, Paris’ annual contemporary art festival in October, Collector Square will sell a selection of jewelry from artists and designers both online and in-store at 36 Boulevard Raspail. The key pieces in our eyes? Two "Crawling Baby" brooches by the late artist, Keith Haring.

Haring's work grew to popularity from his spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs. After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned. His imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language".His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own iconography.

Haring's work is in major private and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Bass Museum in Miami; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne; and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He also created a wide variety of public works, including the infirmary at Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and the second floor men's room in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan, which was later transformed into an office and is known as the Keith Haring Room.

What a wonderful piece of art to own! Available October 17, 2018.