Crack Down Benefit Poster
Crack Down Benefit Poster
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Crack Down Benefit Poster

  • 1st Printing $40 $40 $0
  • 1st Printing $40 $40 $0
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DATE:
  • Oct 31, 1986
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SIZE:
  • 17" x 22"

Bill 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.