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Keith Haring, Pop Shop VI (Plate 1), from the Pop Shop VI Portfolio, 1989

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Pop Shop VI (Plate 1), from the Pop Shop VI Portfolio, 1989
Reference:Littmann P. 150
Medium:Silkscreen
Image:14 ½ in x 11 1/4 in (36.8 cm x 28.6 cm)
Sheet:16 ½ in x 13 ½ in (41.9 cm x 34.3 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-10163

Historical Description

Keith Haring Pop Shop VI (Plate 1), 1989 is the first installment of the artist’s Pop Shop VI portfolio of 1989. The central figure, in blue, stands upright in the center of the composition with its arms outstretched to the sides of the composition. A second figure rendered in orange lays horizontally and spans the length of the print with a supple curve extending along its back and bottom leg. There is a cavity in its abdomen through which the other figure in this work extrudes through. Interlocking figures were a common sight throughout Haring’s work, often in strange and unnatural combinations.

Haring created multiple Pop Shop portfolios during the span of his career and derived the name from the 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 VI (Plate 1), 1989 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 black, blue, yellow and orange. Also featured in this portfolio are Pop Shop VI (Plate 2), Pop Shop VI (Plate 3) and Pop Shop VI (Plate 4).

Created in 1989, 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 VI (Plate 1), from the Pop Shop V 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 on pg. 151 and illustrated on pg. 150.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Pop Shop VI (Plate 1), from the Pop Shop VI Portfolio, 1989 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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