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Keith Haring, Lucky Strike (Plate 3), from the Lucky Strike Portfolio, 1987

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Keith Haring Lucky Strike (Plate 3), 1987 is the third work in the artist’s Lucky Strike portfolio of 1987. All five pieces in this portfolio are screenprints, a method of printing that allows the artist to maintain bold colors and precise line. In Lucky Strike (Plate 3), Haring illustrates a white figure with a spring coming from its back jumping out of an orange box at the bottom of the composition. The head of the figure has been replaced with the logo of Lucky Strike, the top-selling brand of cigarettes in the 1930s and ‘40s. These forms are laid on top of a yellow and green background which contrasts the subject matter and emphasizes their presence. The artist has rendered black action lines that surround the main figure and the package where it comes out of, implying that the figure has erupted from the container with great force. Keith Haring’s Lucky Strike (Plate 3), 1987 is part of a portfolio of five screenprints in the artist’s Lucky Strike portfolio of 1987. This body of work depicts boxes of Lucky Strike cigarettes, the top-selling brand of cigarettes of the 1930s and ‘40s, alongside some of the artist’s signature illustrations. Also featured in this portfolio are Lucky Strike (Plate 1), Lucky Strike (Plate 2), Lucky Strike (Plate 4), and Lucky Strike (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 Lucky Strike (Plate 3), from the Lucky Strike Portfolio, 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 on pg. 76 and illustrated on pg. 78. 2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork. About the Framing: Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Lucky Strike (Plate 3), from the Lucky Strike Portfolio, 1987 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.
Reference:Littmann P. 78
Series:Lucky Strike Portfolio, 1987
Medium:Silkscreen
Image:11 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in (28.9 cm x 20 cm)
Sheet:11 11/16 in x 8 ¼ in (29.7 cm x 21 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 80 in pencil in the center right image.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the center right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-10055

Historical Description

Keith Haring Lucky Strike (Plate 3), 1987 is the third work in the artist’s Lucky Strike portfolio of 1987. All five pieces in this portfolio are screenprints, a method of printing that allows the artist to maintain bold colors and precise line. In Lucky Strike (Plate 3), Haring illustrates a white figure with a spring coming from its back jumping out of an orange box at the bottom of the composition. The head of the figure has been replaced with the logo of Lucky Strike, the top-selling brand of cigarettes in the 1930s and ‘40s. These forms are laid on top of a yellow and green background which contrasts the subject matter and emphasizes their presence. The artist has rendered black action lines that surround the main figure and the package where it comes out of, implying that the figure has erupted from the container with great force.

Keith Haring’s Lucky Strike (Plate 3), 1987 is part of a portfolio of five screenprints in the artist’s Lucky Strike portfolio of 1987. This body of work depicts boxes of Lucky Strike cigarettes, the top-selling brand of cigarettes of the 1930s and ‘40s, alongside some of the artist’s signature illustrations. Also featured in this portfolio are Lucky Strike (Plate 1), Lucky Strike (Plate 2), Lucky Strike (Plate 4), and Lucky Strike (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 Lucky Strike (Plate 3), from the Lucky Strike Portfolio, 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 on pg. 76 and illustrated on pg. 78.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

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

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