Item #6428 Benefit Party! For Club 57 [Keith Haring, Sigourney Weaver]

Benefit Party! For Club 57 [Keith Haring, Sigourney Weaver]

New York: Danceteria, [1984]. Offset. 18 x 27 1⁄2 in. Very good; two pinholes on top corners, three spots of discoloration, lines from folding into quarters, and light toning and edgewear. Item #6428

Poster promoting a benefit party for the legendary Club 57 at Danceteria. Billed as the “BEN HUR of benefits”, the party had three floors dedicated to a retrospective of four years of Club 57 activity in the fields of visual art, performance, music, film, video, fashion, and photography. An extravagant night of performances, it included the works of artists such as Keith Haring, Sigourney Weaver, Haoui Montaug, Ann Magnuson, and Pulsallama. Prominent in the poster is the head of a middle-aged white woman collaged over the body of a younger woman with two Nazi black suns over her breasts. The design is characteristic of the downtown scene’s edgy oppositional aesthetic, and its intolerance for suburban culture.