[Item #5115] Charles Lucien Gallery Exhibition: Keith Haring & William S. Burroughs || February 17, 1990: the Day After Haring’s Tragic, Untimely Death from AIDS. William S. Burroughs, Keith Haring.
Charles Lucien Gallery Exhibition: Keith Haring & William S. Burroughs || February 17, 1990: the Day After Haring’s Tragic, Untimely Death from AIDS
Charles Lucien Gallery Exhibition: Keith Haring & William S. Burroughs || February 17, 1990: the Day After Haring’s Tragic, Untimely Death from AIDS

Charles Lucien Gallery Exhibition: Keith Haring & William S. Burroughs || February 17, 1990: the Day After Haring’s Tragic, Untimely Death from AIDS

New York, NY: Charles Lucien Gallery, 1990. First Printing. Folded Single Sheet. At first glance, it’s just another promotional card—one of many related to the numerous art exhibitions Founder’s Founder of the Beat Generation, William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) put on / contributed to after the death of his treasured friend, Brion Gysin. On closer look, however, it’s anything but ordinary. This exhibition, which took place on Saturday, February 17, 1990 from 6-8 P.M. at the Charles Lucien Gallery on 555 Broadway, was titled “’Apocalypse’ & ‘The Valley,’ Silkscreens and Etchings.’” “Didn’t Keith Haring die in February of 1990?” the art-focused Beat-&-Beyonder may ask themselves upon encountering the date “February 17, 1990.” Well, as the title for this listing intimates, it indeed showcased a suite of masterful silkscreens and etchings by the then-still-living William S. Burroughs (1914-1997) and the great American artist of the 1980s, Keith Haring — but the art-focused Beat-&-Beyonder would be right to take pause at such a date, because the body of Keith Haring (May 4, 1958-February 16, 1990) was probably still warm as the mourners piled into the CLG that evening. The occasion makes this a supremely desirable item for both Burroughs and Haring collectors. We at TMB are confident it will go to a collection/collector which/who will treat this item with the somber reverence it deserves. Folded Single Sheet: the first and only printing of this wildly rare Charles Lucien Gallery Exhibition Card. In very fine condition, virtually as new with only the most minute shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners—a cleaner copy than can be found anywhere, we confidently surmise. Very Fine. [Item #5115]

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