In 1985, Keith Haring created an untitled work that showcases his signature style of bold lines and vibrant colors. This painting is a prime example of Haring’s engagement with a variety of media and techniques, such as drawing, painting, body art, and graffiti. Although Haring’s works in sculpture and collage are relatively lesser known compared to his other artworks.
Throughout his artistic career, Haring used symbols to convey powerful messages with a secret language that can be decoded. His untitled 1985 piece contains some of these symbols which were scattered throughout the painting in rhythmic lines. One can notice figures joined together by vibrant streams of energy which symbolizes unity and interconnectedness.
Haring’s work was influenced by contemporary social and political events, often protesting against capitalism as well as the AIDS epidemic that gripped America at the time. Despite suffering from this sickness himself, he continued creating art until the end of his life in 1990.