Keith Haring Foundation No Longer Authenticating Works

Following in the footsteps of the Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat foundations, the Keith Haring Foundation is the latest to disband its authentication board, the organization announced today. The foundation aims to redirect the funds toward its education and HIV/AIDS-related programs, according to a press release.

“After careful consideration, the trustees came to the conclusion that the public and the Foundation’s charitable mission would be better served if the resources presently required for the operation of the authentication committee were redirected to purposes more directly related to the charitable goals designated by the Foundation’s founder, the artist Keith Haring.”

The foundation is “exploring the development” of a catalogue raisonné for the artist, but it will not review any attribution requests dated after September 1.

— Rachel Corbett