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Keith Haring, Flowers (1) 1990 from the Flowers Portfolio

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Flowers (1) 1990 from the Flowers Portfolio
Reference:Littman, Cantz, Stuttgart, p. 165
Medium:Silkscreen ink on Coventry Paper
Sheet:39" x 51" (99 x 129.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in lower right margin.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Keith Haring in pencil in lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6805

Historical Description

Keith Haring’s Flowers (1), 1990 from the Flowers portfolio features a bright and colorful scene of a figure plucking flowers on a sunny day. The thick black line figures that Haring was famous for are present in this composition alongside vibrant pastel colors. The silkscreen ink that Haring used to create this print were allowed to drip down the paper, creating thin lines of colorful drips that stand out in contrast to the solid black lines. Haring often tackled heavy issues like death, race and sexuality. This print has a childlike lightheartedness to it, as many of Haring’s works did. The callback to easily read and understood visual symbols, like the cartoons of our childhood, creates the perfect vehicle for Haring to delve into deeper and more complex issues. By using bright colors and simple lines, Haring’s work teaches us about the moral issues the artist was interested in in a way that is easy for us to understand and visually interesting to look at.

Created in 1990, Keith Haring’s Flowers (1) from the Flowers portfolio is a silkscreen ink on Coventry Paper. This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Flowers (1), 1990 from the Flower portfolio 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. Listed and illustrated on p.165.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Flowers (1) 1990 from the Flowers portfolio is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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