Keith Haring, Andy Mouse (Plate 1), from the Andy Mouse Series, 1986
|Artist:||Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)|
|Title:||Andy Mouse (Plate 1), from the Andy Mouse Series, 1986|
|Reference:||Littmann P. 64|
|Series:||Andy Mouse Series, 1986|
|Image:||38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||38 in x 38 in (96.5 cm x 96.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 30 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. Hand-signed by Andy Warhol in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Keith Haring Andy Mouse silkscreen (Plate 1) is the first installment of the artist’s Andy Mouse Series of 1986. In this work, Haring illustrates a blue mouse modeled after Mickey Mouse, but he is adorned with Andy Warhol’s signature thick glasses and spiked white hair. He stands upright with his hands tucked behind his back in front of a red background. With an aloof expression on his face, this Andy Mouse’s feet are obscured by a large pile of green bills that dominate the lower third of the composition. In creating a square composition using silkscreening, Haring references Warhol’s work which often takes form in square silkscreens. Additionally, this method of printing allows the artist to create saturated and precise illustrations in large numbers.
Created in 1986, this silkscreen is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower right margin and hand-signed by Andy Warhol in pencil in the lower left margin. umbered from the edition of 30 in pencil in the lower right margin.
Keith Haring’s Andy Mouse (Plate 1) is part of a portfolio of four silkscreens in the artist’s Andy Mouse portfolio of 1987. This body of work depicts illustrations of the fellow artist and Haring’s dear friend Andy Warhol. Also featured in this portfolio are Andy Mouse (Plate 2), Andy Mouse (Plate 3) and Andy Mouse (Plate 4).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Andy Mouse (Plate 1), from the Andy Mouse Portfolio, 1986 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. 65and illustrated on pg. 64.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Andy Mouse (Plate 1), from the Andy Mouse Portfolio, 1986 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.