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Keith Haring, Fertility Untitled 3, from the Fertility Suite, 1983

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Fertility Untitled 3, from the Fertility Suite, 1983
Reference:Littmann P. 32
Series:The Fertility Suite, 1983
Medium:Color Screenprint on Wove Paper
Image:47 in x 40 in ( 119.4 cm x 106.7 cm)
Sheet:50 in x 42 in (127 cm x 106.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin. Published by T. Shafrazi Gallery, New York.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-10013

Historical Description

Keith Haring Fertility Untitled 3, from the Fertility Suite, 1983 is the third of five works in the artist’s Fertility Suite of 1983. In this work, the artist illustrates a strangely contorted, pregnant, speckled figure in pink and green atop a black and orange background. Excited miniature yellow figures scale her body in what seems to be celebration over her fertility; the action lines that implicate their exhilarated movement as well as the pink details on the main figure work to emphasize the magnitude of her significance. Fertility art and sculpture are an essential faction of art history. In creating this work, the artist references such artwork and reflects upon the position of art for fertility in a contemporary context. Haring uses bright colors and strong contours characteristic of screenprinting to create this excellent example of Pop art and conceptualize a modern version of classic fertility artwork.

Keith Haring Fertility Untitled 3, 1983 is part of a portfolio of five screenprints in the artist’s Fertility Suite of 1983. This body of work depicts forms engaging in ritualistic activities as they revel in their fecundity. Also featured in this portfolio are Fertility Untitled 1, from the Fertility Suite, 1983, Fertility Untitled 2, 1983, from the Fertility Suite, Fertility Untitled 4, from the Fertility Suite, 1983, Fertility Untitled 5, from the Fertility Suite, 1983.

Created in 1983, Fertility Untitled 3 is a color screenprint hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Fertility Untitled 3, 1983 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. 32.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Fertility Untitled 3, 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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