"Crack Down Benefit Poster 1986"
Limited Edition Print : Screen Print, First Printing From 1986
Size : 22x17 in | 56x43 cm
Edition : Not NumberedMOTIVATED SELLERREDUCEDWELL PRICED
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Plate SignedMiddle Right
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Story / Additional InfoBill Graham revisited his old Bronx neighborhood in August, 1986 and, appalled to see that the drug culture had effectively wiped out the local culture, foresaw a menacing problem in the crack craze. He teamed with David Maldonado to stage a Crack Benefit in the city, but scaled back plans several times since few shared his apprehension. Ultimately, two concerts were held; one in Madison Square Garden and the other, an all-Latin show at the Felt Forum the following night. This poster was designed by immensely popular pop-artist Keith Haring.
The posters are a first printing from 1986. The printer was not sure of the number that was printed back then, but they don't believe there was ever a second printing. The printer (Bill Graham) has not reprinted these, nor do they have the right to reprint this poster.
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Keith Haring - United States
American artist Keith Haring was best known for his graffiti-inspired drawings, which he first made in subway stations and later exhibited in museums.Artist Keith Haring was born on May 4, 1958, in Reading, Pennsylvania. He moved to New York City in 1978 and began using the city as his canvas, making chalk drawings in subway stations. His art was eventually seen everywhere from public murals and nightclubs to galleries and museums around the world. He was also known for his activism in promoting AIDS awareness. He died of AIDS-related complications on February 16, 1990, at age 31. Listings wanted.