Lucky Strike (blue)

Lucky Strike (blue)
Signed Print

Keith Haring

Screenprint, 1987
Signed Print Edition of 50
H 29cm x W 20cm

Critical Review

Showing a bright orange figure, upside down and in the air, Haring creates an image full of energy and excitement. The packet of Lucky Strike cigarettes remains closed, sitting at the bottom of the image as the central figure dances on top.

This print is rendered in flattened, bright colours of orange, blue, green and red, contoured with thick, bold lines. Haring’s use of simplified form and saturated colours reflect the visual language of consumer culture and mass advertisements, thus elevating this aesthetic to the realm of visual culture. As evidenced by his famous Pop Shop, Haring often conflated high art with commercialism and so claimed to mirror the capitalist world that he lived in.