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Keith Haring, Plate II, from Fertility Suite 1983

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Plate II, from Fertility Suite 1983
Reference:Littman p. 32
Medium:Screenprint in colors on wove paper
Sheet:42" x 50" (106.7 x 127 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil on recto in the lower right margin.
Signature:Hand signed, numbered and dated '83 in pencil on recto in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6802
Price on Request

Historical Description

Keith Haring, Plate II from Fertility Suite 1983 is a vibrant screenprint full of some of Haring’s most famous motifs. Haring often used his artwork to tackle important human issues, like sexuality, race, violence, birth and death. His Fertility Suite includes a series of images all about birth and fertility, all featuring figures of pregnant women. In Plate II, the composition includes a pregnant figure in red worshiping what seems to be a pyramid, with two UFOs floating above in the dark night sky. Haring’s cartoon-like figure drawings are often likened to Egyptian hieroglyphs. He used bright, bold colors and simple lines to create an easily recognizable visual language, that harkens back to ancient glyphic languages and transcends modern day language barriers. This work is a stunning example of Haring’s ability to use simple imagery to explore complex human issues.

Created in 1983, Keith Haring, Plate II from Fertility Suite is a screenprint in colors on wove paper. This work is hand-signed, numbered from the edition of 100 and dated ’83 in pencil on recto in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Keith Haring, Plate II from Fertility Suite 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. Littman, K, & Haring K. Keith Haring, Editions on Paper 1982-1990: The Complete Printed Works, Cantz, Stuttgart, 1997, p.32

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring, Plate II from Fertility Suite 1983 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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