Keith Haring, Untitled (Plate 1), 1982
|Artist:||Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)|
|Title:||Untitled (Plate 1), 1982|
|Reference:||Littmann P. 19 a|
|Medium:||Lithograph on Arches Paper|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 40 in red pencil in the lower right margin. Published by Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in red pencil in the lower right margin.|
Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 1), 1982 is a complex and engrossing work from the artist’s early career. The majority of Haring’s work is characterized by iconographic forms illustrated in bright, saturated colors. This work, however, is rendered completely in black graphic line. This linework is executed with lithography, a method of printing that uses a flat piece of stone or metal coated in a material that ink adheres to. In Untitled 1, 1982, the artist depicts two humanoid figures with dog heads, a recurring image in his work, engaging in a violent chaotic dance. The figure on the left stands balancing on one foot with his head tilted back, barking. The other figure on the right side of the composition is turned horizontally and his head rests underneath the raised foot of the figure opposite him. Both figures are lured into abstraction by their background which is composed of the same line weight and imagery as the principal subject matter.
Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 1), 1982 is part of an untitled portfolio from 1982. This body of work depicts some of Haring’s original icons performing in scenes that discuss imagery of religion and violence. Also featured in this portfolio are Untitled (Plate 2) , Untitled (Plate 3), Untitled (Plate 4), Untitled (Plate 5), and Untitled (Plate 6).
Created in 1982, this lithograph on Arches paper is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in red pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 40 in red pencil in the lower right margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 1), 1982 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. Littmann, Klaus. Keith Haring: Editions on Paper 1982-1990, The Complete Printed Works. Hatje Cantz Publishers: New York, 1993. Listed on pg. 30 and illustrated on pg. 19 a.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 1), 1982 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.