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Keith Haring, Untitled (Plate 3), 1982

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Untitled (Plate 3), 1982
Reference:Littmann P. 20
Medium:Lithograph on Arches Paper
Image:22 5/8 in x 33 ½ in (57.5 cm x 85.1 cm)
Sheet:24 in x 36 in (61 cm x 91 cm)
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.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-10004

Historical Description

Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 3), 1982 is a simple but captivating work. The bold black lithographic line that make up its design produces vivid contrast that is enticing to the eye. On the right side of the composition, one of Haring’s signature dog-headed figures stands pressing another figure to the ground. From the left runs another dog carrying a television with the image of a dog rendered in the same fashion displayed on the screen. The artist often uses the visual language of advertising to discuss the culture of mass media. In this work, Haring illustrates this fundamental Pop idea by depicting two dogs impelling someone to consume imagery of themselves, propagating their domain. The artist often uses the symbol of the dog in violent or forceful scenes; in this work, the usage of the dogs implies that Haring associates mass media with aggressiveness and power.

Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 3), 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 1), Untitled (Plate 2), 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 3), 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. 18 and illustrated on pg. 20.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 3), 1982 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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