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Keith Haring, Growing (Plate 4), from the Growing Portfolio, 1988

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Growing (Plate 4), from the Growing Portfolio, 1988
Reference:Littmann P. 91
Series:The Growing Portfolio, 1988
Medium:Color Screenprint
Image:38 3/8 in c 28 1/8 in (97.5 cm x 71.4 cm)
Sheet:40 in x 30 in (101.5 cm x 76 cm)
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.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-10067

Historical Description

Keith Haring Growing (Plate 4), 1988 is the fourth installment in the artist’s Growing Portfolio of 1988. This screen print is a symmetrical composition of yellow linework on top of a black background. There appears to be one main figure in this work whose torso arises from the bottom center of the composition. Its head is placed in the center of the work and is accented by a single, petite red circle. From this figures head grow two additional figures on the right and left. These figures mirror one another with their outer arms reaching towards the top corners of the composition while their inner arms merge into one over the head of the main figure. On the same plane of these figures, Haring has rendered a myriad of yellow organic and geometric lines. These lines nearly carry the large humanoid form in the center into abstraction, creating a pandemonium that is enticing to the viewer.

Keith Haring’s Growing (Plate 4), 1988 is part of a portfolio of five screenprints in the artist’s Lucky Strike portfolio of 1987. This body of work depicts fragments of figures rendered in the artist’s signature style dismantled and reconstructed to create enormous singular forms that dominate their compositions. Also featured in this portfolio are Growing (Plate 1), Growing (Plate 2), Growing (Plate 3)and Growing (Plate 5).

Created in 1987, this silkscreen is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the center right image and numbered from the edition of 80 in pencil in the center right image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Growing (Plate 4), from the Growing Portfolio, 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 on pg. 88 and illustrated on pg. 91.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Growing (Plate 4), from the Growing Portfolio, 1988 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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