Keith Haring Art Auction

Friday, June 19 at 12pm Pacific

Keith Haring original painting with personalized note.

Handwriting verified by Bart Baggett.

Keith Haring Painting 1986

About This Item

It was nearly 34 years ago, in December 1986, that world-renowned street artist Keith Haring visited Phoenix for a well-documented, week-long visit that included a drawing workshop at Phoenix Art Museum, lectures, and most notably, a collaborative project with some 60 students from South Mountain High School that produced a bold, colorful, abstract 125-foot mural on the wall of an abandoned building in downtown Phoenix. The visit was widely publicized and the student workshop was documented by longtime Phoenix professional photographer Dan Vermillion.

Now, more than three decades later, an acrylic painting that Haring gifted to a young man during the trip will be auctioned at 12 p.m. PT on Friday, June 19 at EJ’s Auction & Appraisal in Glendale, Arizona. The image measures 35.75” x 25.5” and it is signed on the bottom right with a personalized note on the back of the canvas along with a second signature.

EJ’s Auction & Appraisal retained the services of Bart Baggett, a renowned forensic document examiner and an experienced expert witness, to examine the handwriting.

On March 25, 2020, Mr. Baggett provided EJ’s with his professional expert written opinion that the handwriting was by the hand of Keith Haring. Read the report here.

Auction Details

Both online and on location:
5880 W. Bell Road. Suite B
Glendale, AZ 85308

Private Viewing

By appointment only through
Thursday, June 18th

Public Viewing

Begins 9am on Friday, June 19th

Auction Begins

Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12pm PST

Starting Bid


Renowned handwriting expert Bart Baggett examined this personal note

Schedule a private viewing through Thursday, June 18.
Public preview starts at 9 a.m. on auction day.

Read the news release

Questions? Contact us at (623) 878-2003 or email