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Keith Haring, Untitled, 1988

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Untitled, 1988
Reference:Littmann P. 92
Medium:Silkscreen on Canvas
Image:5 5/8 in x 5 ½ in (14.4 cm x 14 cm)
Sheet:8 in x 7 ½ in (20 cm x 19 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 20 in pencil in the lower margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-10070

Historical Description

Keith Haring Untitled, 1988 is an intimate work featuring two of the artist’s iconic humanoid figures. These forms are rendered in a soft violet over a background of pastel blue and pink. The two forms stand facing each other on either side of the composition with their knees bent and their arms bent at the elbows. The heads necks of the two figures  extend toward the center of the composition, and where their heads should touch the artist illustrates a circle with a bright red heart in the center. The blue ground on which they stand on is accentuated with short bold black lines, and in the gentle pink sky the artist renders numerous action lines emerging from them. In the upper right corner, a small black circle with a cross in the center floats, and in the upper left corner, the number 88 is written with the same line weight which references the year of this work’s creation. The works petite size, small edition size, and subject matter regarding love make this an intimate work that is captivating to the eye.

Created in 1988, this silkscreen on canvas is hand-signed by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the lower margin and numbered from the edition of 20 in pencil in the lower margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Keith Haring Untitled, 1988 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. 92.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Untitled, 1988 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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