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KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)

Pyramids: one print

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KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
Pyramids: one print
screenprint in gold and blue, on shaped anodized aluminium panels, 1989, with the artist's incised signature and date on the reverse, numbered 30/30 (there were also six artist's proofs), printed by Domberger KG, Stuttgart, published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York, with their incised stamp, in very good condition
Overall: 40 5/8 x 56 ¾ in. (1032 x 1442 mm.)

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Published the year before Haring’s death in 1990, this rare screenprint on anodized aluminum features many of the artist’s iconic figures and symbols. Rendered with striking graphic sensibility in golden yellow and teal, Haring’s energetic hieroglyphs dance within the four sides of the metallic pyramid. Many of Haring’s recurring characters can be found within each panel, including dancing baby and barking dog, along with outlines of dolphins and birds. The color scheme and form of the pyramid draw upon Haring’s interest in ancient cultures and futuristic fantasies. The pyramid form was a common motif in Haring’s work, simultaneously referencing Pharaonic tombs, queer activism, and the bold forms of graffiti art.

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