"Winkie Wedding Poster 1985"
Limited Edition Print : Offset Lithograph on Paper
Size : 22.25x18 in | 57x46 cm
Framed : 22.75x18.5 in | 58x47 cm
Edition : Edition of 150 - Not NumberedMOTIVATED SELLERFAVORITE
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Plate SignedCenter Right
Framed with GlassGreen Wood Frame
Purchased fromPrivate Collector 2010
Provenance / HistoryPrivate Collection - Los Angeles, California. Keith Haring produced this poster for a publicity stunt wedding that took place on June 6th 1985, on the catwalk of a billboard above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Winkie was an electronic toy made by Xtronx, Inc. of San Francisco. Dr. Winkie (Lawrence Lin) was the owner of San Francisco's famous club DV8, where Haring had painted large murals. The bride and groom, Penny Floyd and Jeffrey Stuart, had met on the same billboard several months earlier where Jeffrey, among other aspiring actors, was participating in a contest to see who could remain on the billboard catwalk the longest - Penny had called (there were phone lines installed to the billboard) to see if any of the participants needed anything - and Jeffrey had answered. After the wedding, Jeffrey and the three other finalists of the contest all agreed to come down from the billboard. The stunt also had various product tie-ins, including Swatch, Vidal Sassoon and Pierre Cardin.
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Keith Haring - United States
American artist Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-inspired drawings, which he first made in subway stations and later exhibited in museums.Artist Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1978 and began using the city as his canvas, making chalk drawings in subway stations. His art was eventually seen everywhere from public murals and nightclubs to galleries and museums around the world. He was also known for his activism in promoting AIDS awareness. He died of AIDS-related complications on February 16, 1990, at age 31. Listings wanted.