Keith Haring, Two Figures with Red Heart, 1987

Artist: Keith Haring (1958 - 1990)
Title:Two Figures with Red Heart, 1987
Reference:Cantz 85
Medium:Silkscreen on wove paper
Image:6 in x 6 in (15 cm x 15 cm)
Sheet:6 in x 6 in (15 cm x 15 cm)
Edition:This work is from the edition of 50.
Signature:This work is hand-signed and dated by Keith Haring (Reading, 1958 – New York, 1990) in pencil in the upper right-side margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-10168

Historical Description

Keith Haring Two Figures with Red Heart, 1987 is an intimate work that follows his signature style, illustrating two figures underneath a vibrant red heart pulsating above them. Haring’s uncomplicated style and draftsmanship communicates the interactions between people that transcend societal barriers, conveying a meaning message of hope, unity, and understanding. The figure on the left stands hesitantly, shoulders slumped with their hands dangling at their sides. The figure on the right dynamically reaches behind the other in a compassionate gesture, as if providing affirmations and reassurance. The work breathes with life as the heart above them, fully colored in bright red, creating movement and a sense of connection; as if we, the viewers, have interrupted a intimate moment of uplifting courage where the two figures non verbally communicate a message of love and understanding. Haring’s work maintain his ethos of accessibility and acceptance and allows us to view a tender moment between two non-descript figures as they find a moment of peace together.

Created in 1987, this silkscreen on wove paper is numbered in from the edition of 50.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Keith Haring Two Figures with Red Heart, 1987 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. 85.
  2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Keith Haring Untitled (Two Figures with Red Heart), 1987 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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