A wall drawing of Keith Haring’s signature “Radiant Baby” in gold marker above a light switch on the blue wall of his childhood bedroom in his hometown of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, will hit the auction block at Rago/Wright: Post War & Contemporary Art auction on September 14. The current owners of the Victorian home where Haring grew up are Angela and Scott Garner, a couple who purchased the property in 2004, are auctioning off the the drawing, which measures 5 inches in height, to pay for their son’s education.
“The piece is amazing because it’s on the wall of [Haring’s] bedroom where he grew up,” says art historian Christine Isabelle Oaklander in the video put out by the auction house. “It’s really a tag [saying] that this is Keith Haring’s room…There’s literally nothing else like this.”
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