He even created several pop art pieces influenced by other products: Absolut Vodka, Lucky Strike cigarettes, and Coca-Cola.
In 1987 he had his own exhibitions in Helsinki, Antwerp, and elsewhere.
Around this time, "The Radiant Baby" became his symbol.
His bold lines, vivid colors, and active figures carry strong messages of life and unity.
On October 23,1986 Keith was asked by the Checkpoint Charlie Museum to create a mural on the Berlin Wall.
The mural was 300 meters long and depicted red and black interlocking human figures against a yellow background.
He participated in the Times Square Exhibition and drew animals and human faces for the first time.
He became politically active, designing a Free South Africa poster in 1985.His first important one-man exhibition was in Pittsburgh at the Center for the Arts in 1978.He studied semiotics with Bill Beckley as well as exploring the possibilities of video and performance art.When asked about the commercialism of his work, Haring said: "I could earn more money if I just painted a few things and jacked up the price.My shop is an extension of what I was doing in the subway stations, breaking down the barriers between high and low art." By the arrival of Pop Shop, his work began reflecting more socio-political themes, such as anti-Apartheid, AIDS awareness, and the crack cocaine epidemic.