Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring Crack Is Wack record art ’, 1987, Print, Offset lithograph on vinyl album cover, Lot 180
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Keith Haring Crack Is Wack record art , 1987

Offset lithograph on vinyl album cover
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
$700
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Lot 180

Rare Keith Haring “Life is Fresh! Crack Is Wack!” 1987:
A highly sought-after 1980s record album …

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Keith Haring Crack Is Wack
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Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
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Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

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Rare Keith Haring “Life is Fresh! Crack Is Wack!” 1987:
A highly sought-after 1980s record album featuring original artwork by Keith Haring. Among the most difficult to find of Keith Haring record illustrations.

Haring's cover illustration here for his friend at the time, Bipo, is inspired by his famous 1986 …

Medium
Condition
Good overall vintage condition
Signature
Printed signature lower left
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring Crack Is Wack
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$630–$720
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$1,980+
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
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Bridging the gap between the art world and the street, Keith Haring rose to prominence in the early 1980s with his graffiti drawings made in the subways and on the sidewalks of New York City. Combining the appeal of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of imagery like that of babies, barking dogs, flying saucers, hearts, and Mickey Mouse. In his subway drawings and murals, Haring explored themes of exploitation, subjugation, drug abuse, and rising fears of nuclear holocaust, which became increasingly apocalyptic after his AIDS diagnosis. Alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Jenny Holzer, Haring is regarded as a leading figure in New York East Village Art scene in the 1970s and '80s.

Keith Haring

Keith Haring Crack Is Wack record art , 1987

Offset lithograph on vinyl album cover
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
.
$700
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