This auction has staggered end times.
Each lot closes at 1 minute intervals.

Keith Haring

Crack Down, 1986

This piece has a 20% Buyer's Premium.

Time remaining

closed

Details

Lot 17
Offset lithograph on strengthened poster paper
22.0 x 17.3 in (55.9 x 43.9 cm)
Printed signature on recto
Gundel.40

Location

This item ships from the United States.


Description

To facilitate the shipment of this work, Paddle8 will share your name and delivery address with the seller. The seller is not permitted to use your information for any other purpose.

This work is not subject to Paddle8 standard flat-rates. The shipping cost is exclusive to this work and auction. Please contact shipping@paddle8.com for the shipping cost and additional information.

After witnessing the proliferation of cocaine in his old neighborhood, rock music manager and concert promoter, Bill Graham, organized the ‘Crack-Down’ concert. That October of 1986, artists preforming at ‘Crack-Down’ included Run-D.M.C., the Allman Brothers Band, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Santana. Keith Haring’s poster for the event presents a behemoth orange foot crushing a heavy-lined crack pipe, a testament to the jarring scene when Graham observed a newsstand selling ‘I Love NY’ glass pipes in the Bronx.


Additional Info


About Keith Haring

Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) was an artist and activist who became a star of the 1980s New York City art scene. Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haring was a central figure in Andy Warhol's creative and social circle. Through his public murals and subway drawings, as well as his prints and paintings, Haring created a range of images that have become internationally recognized and heavily iconicized across a bevy of genres and industries.