$14,500-$21,000 Value Indicator
$13,000-$19,000 Value Indicator
¥70,000-¥100,000 Value Indicator
€9,000-€13,000 Value Indicator
$70,000-$110,000 Value Indicator
¥1,390,000-¥2,040,000 Value Indicator
$9,500-$14,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 90
H 66cm x W 48cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2023||Bonhams Los Angeles - United States||Ludo 5 - Signed Print|
|June 2015||Ketterer Kunst Hamburg - Germany||Ludo 5 - Signed Print|
|November 2007||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||Ludo 5 - Signed Print|
|May 1985||Larsen Gallery - United States||Ludo 5 - Signed Print|
This signed lithograph from 1985 is a limited edition of 90 from Keith Haring’s Ludo series. The final print of Keith Haring’s Ludo series, Ludo 5, shows an image of a human-like hand reaching upwards in panic from a body of water. This print is rendered in Haring’s striking linear style, produced exclusively with bold, black outlines and the colour red.
Ludo 5 is reminiscent of Haring’s Apocalypse series from 1988 in its hellish subject matter that evokes a sense of chaos and violence. Throughout the Ludo series, Haring maintains a dominance of the colour red, depicting eyes, limbs, and other body parts in abstracted forms. Energy lines emanate from the reaching hand and create ripples in the water, creating a sense of movement and dynamism that Haring is so well known for.
There is a sense of anxiety running through each print that differs from much of his earlier work, alluding to a turning point in Haring’s life. As the AIDS epidemic overwhelmed his community in the mid-1980s, Haring’s work began to reflect the difficulties he was facing in his personal life. Throughout his oeuvre, Haring maintained a simplicity in line and form that appealed to children and adults alike, despite his sometimes more complex subject matter, like that of the Ludo series.