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$26,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)
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¥120,000-¥170,000 VALUE (EST.)
€16,000-€23,000 VALUE (EST.)
$140,000-$190,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥2,260,000-¥3,230,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 100
H 99cm x W 130cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2022||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Flowers V - Signed Print|
|May 2020||Christie's New York - United States||Flowers V - Signed Print|
|March 2019||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Flowers V - Signed Print|
|October 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Flowers V - Signed Print|
|November 2013||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Flowers V - Signed Print|
|May 2013||Christie's New York - United States||Flowers V - Signed Print|
|October 2008||Christie's New York - United States||Flowers V - Signed Print|
This signed screen print from 1990 is a limited edition of 100 from Keith Haring’s Flowers series. Flowers V shows an image of a large flower rendered in thick, dark outlines filled out with bright, vibrant strokes. Haring uses bright pastel colours of blue, yellow and orange against a vivid red backdrop to create a playful and lively image.
In his choice of colour palette and simplified form, Haring creates an aesthetically pleasing print, however the Flowers series explicitly references subversive themes surrounding HIV/AIDS, sexuality, life and death. Haring uses flowers as symbols of nature’s ephemerality and the fleeting impermanence of human life. In rendering the subject to look phallic, Haring makes clear the stigma experience by homosexual men during the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the way in which their sexuality was weaponised in relation to death and the fragility of life.
Haring injects this print with an otherworldly quality in its use of saturated colours and the flower’s unusual, abstracted form. Further to this, coloured dots are used by Haring to denote the otherness of homosexuality and illness, specifically AIDS, at the time. Flowers V aptly expresses Haring’s feelings of otherness and closeness to death in 1990.