Keith Haring

Pyramid (blue on yellow), 1989

Anodized aluminium plate in blue and yellow
40 1/2 x 57 1/8 inches (103 x 145 cm.)
Incised signature, dated and numbered from an edition of 30 on the reverse (there were also 6 artist proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York
Very Good
Private Collection
New York
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Keith Haring, renowned for his bold and iconic artwork, ventured into new territory in 1989 with his pyramid artwork rendered in anodized aluminum plate in striking blue and yellow hues. This departure from traditional canvas or mural formats highlights Haring's innovative spirit and his relentless pursuit of new means of artistic expression. Rooted in his enduring fascination with the hieroglyphs gracing the walls of ancient Egyptian pyramids, this piece serves as a poignant homage to the rich artistic heritage of antiquity. Haring's deliberate choice of materials and colors infuses the artwork with a modern vibrancy while maintaining a profound connection to the timeless symbolism of the pyramids.

In this pyramid artwork, Haring skillfully channels the visual language of hieroglyphs, integrating his signature boldly colored figures into a composition that echoes the ancient symbols' aesthetic. The interplay of blue and yellow on the anodized aluminum plate creates a mesmerizing contrast, drawing the viewer's eye into a dynamic dance of forms reminiscent of the bustling life that once surrounded the ancient Egyptian monuments. By bringing his inspiration full circle, Haring underscores the enduring power of visual communication across cultures and epochs. Through this innovative fusion of ancient and contemporary motifs, Haring's pyramid artwork transcends temporal boundaries, inviting viewers to contemplate the eternal resonance of art in human experience.

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