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Keith Haring: Retrospect - Signed Print

Signed Print

Keith Haring


This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 1989
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 116cm x W 208cm

Critical Review

Retrospect is indicative of Haring’s desire to create a universal pictorial language that emanates positivity and can be understood by adults and children alike. In using saturated colours, thick outlines and flattened pictorial surface, Haring plays into the visual culture of commercialism and advertisement that characterised 1980s New York. Through enlargement of scale and by establishing his trademark style, Haring brings commercialism into the realm of fine art, fulfilling his populist ideas around creating art for the masses.

Each frame in Retrospect shows a strikingly simplistic figure dancing and moving in a way that radiates a joyous energy to the viewer. This is emphasised by Haring’s use of action lines across the grid and saturated colour palette. Many of these images were taken from Haring’s original Pop Shop series (1988), where he sold these prints at an affordable price to the public.

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