Keith Haring, ‘Keith Haring Crack Is Wack Record Art 1987’, 1987, Lot 180
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Keith Haring Crack Is Wack Record Art 1987, 1987

Offset lithograph on vinyl record jacket
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$740
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Lot 180

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

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Very minor shelf-wear; otherwise very good to excellent overall condition.
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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.

Tseng Kwong Chi
American, 1950–1990
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Photographer and conceptual artist Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and settled in New York where he befriended artists in the vibrant downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. He documented such luminaries as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, photographing these artists in intimate and revealing portraits. His best-known work, “East Meets West,” is a series of self-portraits taken at iconic sites around the world. Tseng, wearing a costume modeled after Chairman Mao, posed in front of Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field, the World Trade Center Towers, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other famous locations.

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Keith Haring “Life is Fresh! Crack Is Wack!” 1987.
A highly sought-after 1980s record album featuring original artwork by Keith Haring.

Haring's cover illustration here for his friend at the time, Bipo, is inspired by his famous 1986 Harlem mural by the same title - perhaps the most famous of all public artworks by …

Medium
Print
Condition
Very minor shelf-wear; otherwise very good to excellent overall condition.
Signature
Printed signature lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Keith Haring Crack Is Wack
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
Keith Haring
American, 1958–1990
Follow

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.

Tseng Kwong Chi
American, 1950–1990
Follow

Photographer and conceptual artist Tseng Kwong Chi was born in Hong Kong, educated in Canada and Paris, and settled in New York where he befriended artists in the vibrant downtown arts scene of the late 1970s and 1980s. He documented such luminaries as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, photographing these artists in intimate and revealing portraits. His best-known work, “East Meets West,” is a series of self-portraits taken at iconic sites around the world. Tseng, wearing a costume modeled after Chairman Mao, posed in front of Walter de Maria’s The Lightning Field, the World Trade Center Towers, the Golden Gate Bridge, and other famous locations.

Keith Haring Crack Is Wack Record Art 1987, 1987

Offset lithograph on vinyl record jacket
12 × 12 in
30.5 × 30.5 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
$740
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: Free domestic, $70 rest of world
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
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