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Keith Haring, International Volunteer Day, 1988

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:International Volunteer Day, 1988
Reference:Littmann P. 93
Medium:Lithograph
Image:11 ¼ in x 8 ½ in (28 cm x 21.5 cm)
Sheet:11 ¼ in x 8 ½ in (28 cm x 21.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 1000 in pencil in the lower right image.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condiiton.
ID #W-10071

Historical Description

Keith Haring Untitled, 1988 is compelling work from the prime years of the artist’s career. This work is distinctive in that it is disparately distinct from the majority of the Haring’s oeuvre. While much of Haring’s work is characterized by stylized forms that mimic the visual language of advertising or comic books, this work retains the quality of a painting or drawing. The background is rendered mostly in yellow with a large red form placed in the center that extends up and towards the right along with two circular green shapes at the top left and bottom right corners. On top of this vibrant background, Haring illustrates two portraits in black calligraphic line accompanied by two arms that extend along the bottom and upper right of the composition. These forms are distinctive because they retain the quality of a drawing on paper with a brush and ink, a quality not common in most of Haring’s work.

Created in 1988, this lithograph is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower right image and numbered from the edition of 1000 in pencil in the lower right image. 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Keith Haring International Volunteer Day, 1988 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

  1. Klaus Littman. Keith Haring: Editions on Paper 1982-1990, The Complete Printed Works. Hatje Cantz Publishers: New York, 1993. Listed and illustrated on pg. 93.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring International Volunteer Day, 1988 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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