Keith Haring, Untitled (Plate 3), 1987

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Untitled (Plate 3), 1987
Reference:Littmann P. 75 a
Medium:Color Lithograph
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower right margin.
ID #W-10051

Historical Description

Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 3), 1987 is a charming work from one of the most successful periods of the artist’s career. It is rendered in a primary palette of red, yellow, blue and black and is created with the use of lithography, a form of printing that involves using a flat sheet of stone or metal treated to repel ink. The artist has rendered a vintage television set in blue with yellow knobs. The screen is projecting an image of one of Haring’s signature humanoid figures covering its eyes over a solid red background. Bold black action lines extrude from the figure towards the edges of the composition. In rendering this image, Haring discusses culture of mass media. This color palette is reminiscent of the naivety of a children’s drawing, and this is enhanced by the hand-painted quality of the work that is achieved with lithography. This aspect of the work allows the subversion of popular media to become easily digestible for its viewers.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 3), 1987 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. 75 a.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Untitled (Plate 3), 1987 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.