Bayer Suite 1

Bayer Suite 1
Signed Print

Keith Haring

Lithograph, 1982
Signed Print Edition of 70
H 30cm x W 24cm

Critical Review

Bayer Suite 1 shows an image of two genderless figures with their arms outstretched, holding up a large heart in the centre of the frame. Graphic lines radiate from the heart to give the effect that it is pulsating, and action lines are shown at the figures’ feet making them look as though they are dancing with joy. This celebratory image bursts with energy and vigour, a sensibility that makes Haring’s work so appealing and unique.

Across the series, Haring limits his colour palette to black, red and white, producing a highly simplified and stylised set of works. The simplistic form and positive visual language of Bayer Suite 1 recalls the artist’s early subway drawings, where he spent his days drawing in white chalk on the empty advertising panels of the New York subway system.