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Crack Is Wack

Keith Haring

Crack Is Wack

Keith Haring
  • Date: 1986
  • Style: Street art
  • Genre: graffiti

This mural (1986) on handball court at 128th Street and 2nd Avenue was inspired by the crack epidemic and its effect on New York City. It was created as a warning and was initially executed independently, without City permission. The mural was immediately put under the protection and jurisdiction of the City Department of Parks and still exists.

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