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Keith Haring, Pop Shop III (Plate 3), from the Pop Shop III Portfolio, 1989

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Pop Shop III (Plate 3), from the Pop Shop III Portfolio, 1989
Reference:Littmann P. 145
Medium:Silkscreen
Image:14 ½ in x 11 1/4 in (36.8 cm x 28.6 cm)
Sheet:14 ½ in x 11 1/4 in (36.8 cm x 28.6 cm)
Framed:approx. 21 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in (54.6 cm x 47 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 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.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-10144

Historical Description

Keith Haring Pop Shop III (Plate 3), 1989 is the third print in his Pop Shop III series. This print features many of the aspects of Haring’s distinct artistic style that the artist is famous for. The composition centers on three human figures, each filled with a different color, yellow, red or teal. These figures collectively embody the famous proverb “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” Haring was largely interested in humanity throughout his career, often choosing to show intimate and vulnerable aspects of what it means to be human. The artist explored themes of creation, birth, sex, death and violence in his artwork.

Haring created multiple Pop Shop portfolios during the span of his career, and derived the name from his original Pop Shop that he opened in a retail space in downtown New York in 1986. This shop was opened with the intention of making the artist’s work accessible to the general public, and this accessibility is an explicitly Pop sentiment.

Keith Haring’s Pop Shop III (Plate 2), 1987 is part of a portfolio of four screenprints in the artist’s Pop Shop III portfolio of 1987. This body of work depicts some of the artist’s iconic figures in a limited palette of red, blue, yellow, black and grey. Also featured in this portfolio are Pop Shop III (Plate 1), Pop Shop III (Plate 2) and Pop Shop III (Plate 4).

Created in 1988, 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 200 in pencil in the center right image.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Keith Haring Pop Shop III (Plate 3), from the Pop Shop III Portfolio, 1989 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. 145.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Pop Shop III (Plate 3), from the Pop Shop III Portfolio, 1989 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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