Man On Dolphin

Man On Dolphin
Signed Print

Keith Haring

Lithograph, 1987
Signed Print Edition of 170
H 65cm x W 80cm

Critical Review

Recalling Haring’s early Subway Drawing series from 1980–1985, Man On Dolphin exudes a sense of joy due to his use of energy lines and shows one of his most iconic symbols, the dancing figure. The subject matter of this print is almost identical to the Pop Shop Quad V (1989) that shows a joyful scene of swimming dolphins, walking dolphins and androgynous figures. 

The simplistic form and positive visual language of Man On Dolphin is representative of some of Haring’s most iconic works. Inspired by popular culture animations like Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss and Looney Tunes, as well as the Pop Art Movement of the 1960s, Haring’s work sought to bridge the gap between high art and popular culture. Indeed, works such as Man On Dolphin appealed to a wide audience of children and adults alike.