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Painting, maybe by Keith Haring, sells for $1,525

Painting, maybe by Keith Haring, sells for $1,525

A painting marketed as potentially the work of pop artist Keith Haring has sold in an online auction for more than $1,500.
The seller was Pennsylvania resident Ed Oswald, who believes the "Hope" painting to be an original Haring. But his cousin Kermit Oswald is one of the world's leading authorities on Haring's work and says it's a knockoff.
The eBay listing didn't claim "Hope" is the genuine article. It said buyers were bidding on a painting that looked remarkably like Haring's work.
The unsigned 7-foot painting is on the back of a piece of wood paneling and shows a yellow stick figure holding a red heart.
Auctioneer Norb Novocin says the winning bid of $1,525 was submitted by a Massachusetts woman. He says he's disappointed the painting didn't command a higher price.
Haring mounted shows worldwide before his death in 1990.


Updated : 2021-03-03 07:05 GMT+08:00