Keith Haring, Andy Mouse (Plate 4), from the Andy Mouse Series, 1986
|Artist:||Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)|
|Title:||Andy Mouse (Plate 4), from the Andy Mouse Series, 1986|
|Reference:||Littmann P. 65|
|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 silkscreen 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 4) is the fourth and final installment of the artist’s Andy Mouse Series of 1986. In this work, Haring illustrates a green mouse modeled after Mickey Mouse, but he is adorned with Andy Warhol’s signature thick glasses and spiked hair in blue. This Andy Mouse’s legs are wide and his large yellow shoes are placed at the bottom right and left corners of the composition. His hands are tucked away behind his back and he staring directly at the viewer. The artist has drawn a large dollar sign on the mouse’s abdomen; in doing this, he takes on the form of a dollar bill. 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. Numbered from the edition of 30 in pencil in the lower right margin.
Keith Haring’s Andy Mouse (Plate 4) 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 1), Andy Mouse (Plate 2) and Andy Mouse (Plate 3).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Andy Mouse (Plate 4), 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 and illustrated on pg. 65.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Andy Mouse (Plate 4), from the Andy Mouse Portfolio, 1986 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.