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Chocolate Buddha 5

Chocolate Buddha 5
Signed Print

Keith Haring

Lithograph, 1989
Signed Print Edition of 90
H 56cm x W 71cm

Critical Review

Much like Haring’s Growing series, Chocolate Buddha 5 shows a number of figures in a complex interconnected system, to underline the idea that working together and forming community can be more powerful than working alone. Haring’s use of fluid, organic shapes against the gestural blue lines across the image create a print that is bursting with energy and vigour.

Chocolate Buddha 5 is typical of Haring’s later works that continued to use simplified forms but in far more complex and abstract compositions. There is a level of symmetry used in this print across the vertical axis that allows the viewer’s eye to fluidly follow the multitude of forms across the image surface. In this focus on pattern over realism with his use of fluid and gestural line, Haring creates a rhythmic composition that seemingly moves on the canvas.